Army deployed in Pakistan’s Punjab to maintain law and order after Imran Khan’s arrest yesterday – Times of India

Punjab (Pakistan): Army troops have been deployed to maintain law and order in Pakistan’s Punjab province in protest against the arrest of former Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday.
“The Federal Government, in exercise of the powers conferred by Article 245 of the Constitution and section 4(3)(ii) of the Anti-Terrorism Act, 1997 (to discharge such functions as may be specified in the said Act), is pleased to authorize is the deployment of troops/assets of the Pakistan Army to maintain law and order situation in the entire Punjab province in aid of the civil power,” the Pakistan Interior Ministry said in an official order.
“The exact number of troops/assets, date of deployment and area will be decided by the provincial government in consultation with MO DTE, GHQ,” a notification said.
Punjab and Balochistan governments on Tuesday imposed Section 144 in their respective provinces in response to protests across the region following the arrest of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan. Al-Qadir Trust Case,
Angry protesters stormed government buildings and blocked roads in response to Imran Khan’s detention, forcing the authorities to invoke Section 144.
While his case against the Al-Qadir University Trust is still being heard by a special accountability court, Khan is being represented by a group of lawyers including Khwaja Haris, Barrister Ali Gohar and Advocate Ali Bukhari.
According to Sama TV, the interim government of Punjab has inducted Pakistan Rangers and mobile and internet services in the province have been suspended.
In the meeting of Provincial Intelligence Committee chaired by the Additional Chief Secretary, Home Department, important decisions were taken to deal with the law and order situation in the entire province.
In view of the ongoing unrest, the Islamabad administration has also imposed Section 144 in the capital region.