Activists of Hindu Shiv Sena on Saturday held a protest against participation of Pakistanis at the Punjab International Trade Expo (PITEX) 2016 in Amritsar. A few activists protested in front of Pakistani stalls in the expo while they were exhibiting their products. Parvez Khanna, one of the organisers of Pakistan stalls in Amritsar, condemned the protest.
He said the deputy commissioner of Amritsar had granted the permission to the Pakistanis to put up stalls at PITEX, adding it was his duty to provide adequate security to the participants. He alleged that the district administration had failed in providing security to them. Meanwhile, after the protest, district administration stepped up the police security for the PITEX show. However, no FIR was registered in connection with this incident as protesters were let off after a warning.