BADIN: The situation turned tense in Badin city on Sunday after police reportedly tried to arrest a supporter of former Sindh Home Minister Zulfiqar Mirza.
According to sources, police tried to arrest Nadeem Mughal, a supporter of Dr Zulfiqar Mirza, but his colleagues helped him escape.
Shortly after the incident, the former Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leader, accompanied by his gunmen, forced shopkeepers to shut down their businesses in Badin city.
Dr Mirza reached the local police station where he got into an altercation with the police officer on duty.
The situation in Badin city was on edge as PPP supporters came out on the streets in protest of the enforced closure of shops by Mirza’s gunmen.
A large number of PPP supporters later gathered outside the police station, demanding that a case be registered against Zulfiqar Mirza.
Officials at the Model Police Station, where the incident took place, said that a case has been registered against Mirza and 20 other men on the complaint of a local trader.