ISLAMABAD: Information Minister Pervaiz Rashid on Monday said that 35 persons have been arrested in connection with the candle light vigil which was attacked by a group of people who had gathered in Lahore on Sunday on the occasion of death anniversary of former Governor Punjab, Salman Taseer.
Reiterating his strong condemnation of the incident, Pervaiz Rashid said the citizens of the state of Pakistan have fundamental right to commemorate their loved ones in the manner they choose within the ambit of law.
He said Punjab government has taken concrete measures to bring the offenders to book, which are commendable. He expressed the hope that such an incident would not be repeated in future.
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