A flag of the Taliban was hoisted on the rooftop of the Jamia Hafsa, a seminary adjacent to the Lal Masjid, in Islamabad on Friday.

Immediately after the flag was sighted, it was removed by the capital city administration and police.

Islamabad Deputy Commissioner Hamza Shafqaat tweeted the flags were removed “then and there”.

Ironically, the deputy commissioner called a tweet shared by a citizen regarding Taliban flags at the Lal Masjid “fake news” and asked people to beware.

On August 19, thousands of Afghans living in Peshawar celebrated the Independence Day of Afghanistan. Some of the revellers closed roads and pelted the police with stones when they arrived on the scene. The police have arrested at least 31 people.

An FIR and other reports suggested that some of the Afghans also raised anti-Pakistan slogans. Some social media accounts claimed that properties were ransacked.

The development in Peshawar came a day after hundreds of people tried to raise Afghan national flag in Jalalabad, an eastern city now under Taliban control. Three people were reportedly killed.

Pakistan is hosting 3.2 million Afghan refugees.

The story was filed by the News Desk.
The Desk can be reached at info@thecorrespondent.com.pk.

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