Pakistan Army airlifts stranded Sikh Yatrees from motorway amid TLP blockade

11:39 AM | 4 Nov, 2018
Pakistan Army airlifts stranded Sikh Yatrees from motorway amid TLP blockade
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LAHORE - Pakistan Army rescued the Sikh pilgrims, who are in Pakistan for religious rituals, during the recent protest staged by Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) on the matter of Asia Bibi blasphemy case.

As many as 73 Sikh men and women were airlifted by military choppers after remaining stranded for 16 hours in the Sukhekhi area of Lahore-Islamabad Motorway, according to reports in local media.

Thousands of TLP protesters brought Pakistan to a standstill by burning rickshaws, cars and lorries to express their anger over acquittal of a Christian woman, who spent eight years on death row for "committing blasphemy".

Sharing a video of the rescue mission, a social media user wrote on Twitter that the Pakistani nation did not forget to save the visitors even in the time of uncertainty and insecurity.

Every year thousands of Sikh pilgrims visit  Pakistan to perform their religious rituals.