Imran Khan and other PTI leaders arrested over Islamabad march ‘chaos’

Islamabad: After ‘chaos’ Islamabad march where Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) supporters and police clashed, another 11 cases were recorded against PTI leaders including party chairman Imran Khan.

It comes after Pakistani police fired tear gas and clashed with PTI supporters in the early hours of Thursday as former Prime Minister Imran Khan began to reach Islamabad to demand new elections.

Cases against dozens of activists under different sections of the Pakistan Penal Code (PPC) have been registered, police said on Friday, Dawn reported.

Hassan Abdal Police have filed a complaint against Pakistani-occupied Gilgit-Baltistan Chief Minister Khalid Khursheed Khan, his security chief and around 4,000 other PTI long march participants for rioting and disordering the public order in addition to having violated article 144.

CM Khurshid and his security team shouted slogans against the government and administration and continued to fire on police personnel.

Loi Bher Police filed a complaint against PTI Chairman and other leaders including Ali Nawaz, Raja Khurram Nawaz, Asad Umer and activists under Articles 427, 148, 149, 109, 353, 186, 341 and 188 of the PPC, police say.

According to the FIR, a gathering of 150 people led by Trade Union Council Chairman Loi Bher showed up at Korang Bridge holding PTI flags and batons in violation of Article 144.

They blocked the road, pelted police with rocks and damaged roadside trees on the directives of President and PTI leaders Ali Nawaz, Raja Khurram Nawaz, Asad Umer, according to FIR, the outlet reported.

Besides, they also damaged official vehicles and trees and interfered with official police work, the FIR said, adding that they escaped from the place when the police tried to arrest them.

According to the FIR, the PTI militants armed with truncheons, iron bars and holding PTI flags appeared in D-Chowk and attempted to enter the red zone.

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