Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Punjab chapter spokesperson Andleeb Abbas was arrested on Tuesday outside Bani Gala.
According to reports, the PTI Punjab Information Secretary was arrested while she was on her way to meet PTI chief Imran Khan with other party members. The arrest occurred after police officials fired teargas shells and resorted to baton-charge.
Earlier today, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chief Imran Khan asked if asking the court for justice regarding government crackdown on his party workers is equivalent to pressurising the judiciary.
“Does asking for justice count as pressuring courts?” Imran asked as he spoke to reporters outside Bani Gala. “We wanted to ask the courts why PTI workers are being baton-charged and women are being arrested. Is this pressuring the courts? he asked.
The PTI leader further claimed that police used expired tear gas shells on PTI supporters, hence causing harm. “What was their crime?” Imran asked while stating that PTI supporters were only exercising their democratic right.
On Monday, police in riot gear fired tear gas to disperse hundreds of PTI supporters heading for Islamabad on the Peshawar-Islamabad Motorway which administration had blocked with shipping containers, concrete slabs and piles of mud.
The PTI activists threw rocks and bricks at the riot police as they charged forward in an attempt to remove the roadblocks.
At least 15 people were wounded in sporadic skirmishes between PTI workers and law enforcers — police and Frontier Constabulary —that continued throughout the day on Haroonabad bridge as helicopters flew overhead for aerial surveillance.
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Awami Muslim League (AML) Chief Shaikh Rashid Tuesday said that PTI chairman Imran Khan should have joined his protest in Rawalpindi on Oct 28.
Talking to reporters outside the Supreme Court in Islamabad, he said that he does not “complain during war times” but the PTI chief should have joined his party in Rawalpindi “at any cost”.