Police break into Imran Khan’s Zaman Park residence in Lahore
Lahore: A few hours after PTI Chairman Imran Khan attended the rally Tosha Khana case hearing In the capital on Saturday, the Punjab Police finally entered his Zaman Park residence and arrested more than 20 party workers.
Police and PTI supporters recently clashed outside the former prime minister’s house in Lahore, injuring several people on both sides when the former prime minister tried to arrest Khan.
However, an operation was launched by the police at Imran Khan’s residence this morning to evacuate the camps set up by the party.
“Section 144 is in force, you are advised to disperse,” the police said in an announcement before storming Imran Khan’s residence.
Television footage showed policemen entering the house after bulldozing the gate and taking several PTI workers into custody.
Law enforcement agencies also claimed that in response to their action, they faced direct firing and petrol bombs from inside Imran Khan’s residence.
After an agreement was reached between the administration and PTI regarding the search in Zaman Park on Friday, heavy police force was deployed in the area.
The anti-terrorism court allowed the search inside Imran Khan’s residence.
During the search operation, the police recovered materials used to make Molotov cocktails.
Bushra Begum is alone
Condemning the police action, PTI chief Imran Khan said that the police attacked my house in Zaman Park where Bushra Begum was alone.
“Under what law are they doing this?” he asked.
Khan insisted that this was part of the “London Plan” where promises were made to bring fugitive Nawaz Sharif to power in order to agree to a meeting.
‘Action against criminals’
Meanwhile, Punjab Information Minister Aamir Mir said that Molotov cocktails were thrown at the police and an operation has been launched against the elements involved in violent activities.
“The no-go areas are being removed. The police action will be over in an hour,” Mir added.
The police had arrived. The contract with the PTI — submitted to the Lahore High Court (LHC) — in which the two sides finalized terms related to holding rallies, security of the PTI chief and other legal matters.
According to the details, PTI will cooperate with the administration for execution of arrest warrant and search warrant.
PTI has nominated Senator Shibli Faraz and former Minister of State Ali Muhammad Khan as focal persons while SSP Imran Kishor will represent the police for communication. PTI will cooperate with the police to investigate the cases registered on the clashes on March 14 and 15.
It has also been decided that PTI will hold a public meeting on Monday instead of Sunday while contacting the administration for permission. Tehreek-e-Insaf will also inform the administration five days before the rally.
The government will implement the guidelines for the security of the PTI chief and submit the request for party security to the authorities concerned.
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