Pro-India banners removed in Pakistan, man arrested

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Islamabad - Pakistan government decided to downgrade ties with India on Wednesday.


Published: Wed 7 Aug 2019, 6:39 PM

Last updated: Wed 7 Aug 2019, 8:57 PM

Pro-India banners which appeared in different parts of Pakistani capital, including in the high security Red Zone, hailing India's decision to revoke the special status of Jammu and Kashmir have been removed by authorities who arrested a man in this connection.
Also read: Pakistan to downgrade ties with India, take Kashmir matter to UN
The banners carried a map envisioning "Akhand Bharat" (undivided India) showing parts of the present-day states of Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh and warnings about Balochistan.
The banners, which appeared on roads in front of Press Club, Sector F-6 and Abpara Chowk on Tuesday, went unnoticed for a long time before some passers-by spotted them and informed police who took down the banners, Dawn reported.
The district magistrate, Islamabad, has ordered an inquiry as to why the banners were removed after a delay of almost five hours, the daily said.
Preliminary investigations revealed that two persons riding a motorcycle appeared in F-6 Sector early on Tuesday morning and strung the panaflexes over poles. The action was captured by cameras of the Safe City Project.
Police have detained a man in Blue Area on Tuesday evening in this connection.

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