SAHIWAL: Several commission agents, grain market traders, and businesses blocked Bahawalnagar Road in Arifwala on Wedensday in protest at the robbery that killed a timber market commission agent on Tuesday.
They demanded the two gunman be arrested. Protesters set fire to tyres and shut down traffic for five hours. Two motorcycle riders assassinated Muhammad Amjad outside the bank at the timber market for resisting them. Amjad did not hand up the cash bag to the shooters, who escaped afterwards.
Amjad was sent to the Arifwala Tehsil Headquarters Hospital before being transferred to the Sahiwal Teaching Hospital, where he died. On Wednesday, his funeral prayer was offered.
Traders brought our protest procession and blocked the road after his funeral. The robbery case was converted to a murder case by the police.