Pakistan

KARACHI – Alamgir Khan, the founder of Fixit campaigner, has been arrested before holding a demonstration at Sindh Chief Minister House.

Police in the Sindh capital took Alamgir in custody from outside Karachi Press Club, as the activist along with supporters was heading towards Chief Minister House to protest against the alleged misconduct of police.

Police also resorted to tear gas shelling, aerial firing and use of water cannon to disperse the protesters.

“We tried to tell them [the protesters] that Section 144 has been imposed in the city and offered them to march towards DIG South office or Commissioner Office instead,” said a police officer while speaking to the media at the site.

“We warned them not to march towards the CM House but the protesters tried to take the law into their own hands and were becoming difficult to control,” the officer added.

Section 144 has already been imposed in the city till the middle of April and the site of protest and surroundings have been declared as high-security areas.

Alamgir Khan’s campaign ‘Fixit’ is aimed at covering unsealed manholes in the metropolis. Khan shot to fame last year by spray-painting the images of former CM Sindh Qaim Ali Shah on open manholes and along the piles of garbage to draw attention to underlying administrative issues of the city.