Islamabad: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) workers protested and created ruckus in Islamabad after former Prime Minister Imran Khan was arrested by paramilitary forces on Tuesday. After this the Pakistan Police imposed prohibitory orders in the city. Islamabad Police said that there was no incident of violence in the country’s capital. Imran Khan was arrested by paramilitary forces when he was present at the Islamabad High Court for a hearing in a corruption case.
A day earlier, Khan had accused the country’s army of allegedly conspiring to assassinate him. At the same time, the army had alleged that Khan was making baseless allegations against a senior officer of the intelligence agency ISI. According to senior party leader Shireen Mazari, PTI chief Khan, who had arrived in the federal capital Islamabad from Lahore, was undergoing the biometric process in the court when the paramilitary personnel broke the glass window and started beating up the lawyers and Khan’s security personnel. Later he (Khan) was arrested.
According to media reports, Section 144 has been imposed in Islamabad following the arrest of Imran Khan, as his party workers demonstrated across the city and created a riot-like situation. Reports said PTI workers blocked roads and demonstrated in Lahore as well. Islamabad police quoted Inspector General (IG) Akbar Nasir Khan as saying in a statement that Khan has been arrested in connection with the case, which alleged that Khan and his wife received billions of rupees from a real estate company . The police chief also said that the situation in Islamabad is normal. He said that Section 144 has been imposed in the federal capital and action will be taken against violators.
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