Former Prime Minister Imran Khan, who led a long march in the federal capital Islamabad, has demanded the government to hold elections in six days or else millions of people will gather in Islamabad. After Imran Khan’s departure from Jinnah Avenue, the participants of the march have entered the red zone and a heavy contingent of security has been deployed here.
Police have registered an FIR against PTI leaders including Musarat Cheema and Imran Khan’s nephew Hassan Niazi in Lahore, the capital of Punjab province.
The FIR alleges that PTI leaders “blocked all roads in Liberty Square” with unknown individuals. They claimed that the men were armed with sticks and batons and had tortured the police.
According to the FIR, “Hassan Niazi assaulted the constable and snatched tear gas shells and a gun.”
The federal government has filed a contempt of court petition against former prime minister Imran Khan in the Supreme Court.
The Supreme Court has fixed the petition for hearing and a five-member bench will hear it today at 11:30 am.
In the petition, the government has taken the position that the PTI’s long march damaged property despite a court order while the workers were sent to D-Chowk.
According to the text of the petition, Imran Khan ordered the workers to reach D-Chowk contrary to the court order and the PTI workers damaged public and private property.
It said the fire brigade’s vehicles worth crores of rupees were damaged.
After the arrival and departure of former Prime Minister Imran Khan during the long march, the PTI workers and Rangers are now facing each other in the red zone.
She says heavy security has been deployed to protect Parliament House and other buildings, while protesters are chanting slogans.
In some videos, they can be heard chanting ‘Long live Pakistan Army’.
Security officials are urging protesters to leave the red zone.