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Chitral: The Chitral district administration has imposed section 144 in Chitral town, banning assembly of more than two people for ‘lawful or unlawful’ purposes, said a letter shared with the media. The action has been taken in view of the unrest spread after a mentally unstable people entered a Masjid and allegedly committed blasphemy.
The streets of the bustling town wore a deserted look, as anxious shopkeepers stayed indoors. Contingents of Pakistan Army have been deployed in the city to assist the administration in maintenance of law and order.
A case has been registered against the alleged blasphemer and investigation is underway.
Community leaders from all sections of the society have called for calm.
Security personnel guarding a street
Random checking of pedestrians
The road is deserted
The burnt car of Shahi Masjid’s Khateeb who saved the life of the deranged alleged blasphemer. The Imam’s car was burnt by the mob because they were infuriated for not getting hold of the alleged blasphemer