Following accusations of blasphemy against a Chinese national, protesters in the Barseen area of Kohistan (KPK) dispersed after the individual was taken into custody. The news of the alleged blasphemy had caused many locals to take to the streets demanding the arrest of the Chinese national. The protesters had gathered outside the Chinese workers’ camp and threw stones at it. To disperse the protesters, security forces fired shots in the air, and as a result, many vehicles were stuck for hours due to road blockades. Chinese engineers and laborers are currently working on power projects in the Kohistan and Gilgit-Baltistan region of Pakistan.
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