The Punjab police forcefully broke into the Zaman Park residence of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chairman and former Prime Minister Imran Khan
The Punjab police forcefully broke into the Zaman Park residence of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chairman and former prime minister Imran Khan, as part of an anti-encroachment operation in Lahore.
More than 13 PTI workers were arrested, and one police constable was injured during the operation.
A heavy infantry of anti-encroachment squad and police participated in the operation, and the road leading to Zaman Park from Sundar Das Road was closed for traffic.
The police uprooted the tents from the road outside PTI chief Imran Khan’s Lahore residence. Heavy numbers of personnel were deployed at the road leading to Zaman Park.
In response to the incident, Imran Khan tweeted that the Punjab Police had assaulted Zaman Park where his wife Bushra Begum was alone, and he questioned under what law they were carrying out this operation.
He also alleged that this was part of a “London plan” to bring the three-time prime minister and PML-N supreme to power.
Earlier, Imran Khan had left for Islamabad to appear before a district and sessions court in Islamabad in a case related to the Toshakahan case.
The PTI leader was scheduled to appear before the court of Additional District and Sessions Judge (ADSJ) Zafar Iqbal.
Due to security threats, the Islamabad Chief Commissioner Noorul Amin Mengal shifted the hearing from F-8 Court Complex to the Judicial Complex in G-11. Stringent security measures were put in place outside the judicial complex, with a large contingent of police deployed to the area to take charge of security.
In a statement, the Islamabad police’s spokesperson said that Section 144, a ban on public gatherings and display of weapons, had been imposed in the federal capital.
The capital police issued a traffic plan and advised citizens to avoid unnecessary movement towards the areas of G-11 and G-10. The Chief Commissioner of Islamabad directed citizens to cooperate with the authorities and avoid unnecessary movement to ensure the smooth implementation of the traffic plan.