The Suspects of the Joseph Town Riot to be tried in the Anti-Terrorist courts

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The Punjab Police arrested around 150 in Lahore over the charges of setting over 200 Christian houses on fire, retaliating to an accusation of blasphemy over a Christian boy.

Police arrests Badami Bagh suspects
Police arrests Badami Bagh suspects

The law enforcing agencies and the officials of the Punjab government are examining the extent of devastation in the Joseph Town and figuring out the ways in which the sufferers can be facilitated.


The suspects were seized by the Punjab Police after scrutinizing the TV footage of the uprising. A Spokesperson of the Punjab Government, Pervez Rashid declared that the suspects “would be tried in anti-terrorist courts”.