Imran Khan’s party asks supporters to gather in Islamabad today amid protests

Protests have erupted across Pakistan following the arrest of Imran Khan on Tuesday on corruption charges.


Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has directed party leaders, workers and supporters to assemble at the Islamabad judicial complex at 8 am on Wednesday, insisting on continuing the countrywide protests till the release of former Pakistan PM Imran Khan.

Imran Khan’s party Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf said on its official Twitter handle, “Important instructions from party leadership: Tehreek-e-Insaf senior leadership and workers and supporters of Islamabad will reach judicial complex Islamabad at 8 am.” Till the release of Imran Khan, the ongoing dharnas and protests across the country will continue at their respective places.

Meanwhile, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) senior vice-chairman Fawad Chaudhry on Wednesday said that the party will approach the Supreme Court this morning to challenge the Islamabad High Court’s upholding of arrest of party president Imran Khan. Fawad Chaudhry termed the Islamabad High Court’s decision as “surprising”.

He tweeted, ‘Surprisingly, the Islamabad High Court has declared Imran Khan’s arrest as legal, without giving a decision on bail before arrest, Imran Khan’s arrest is illegal, this decision can be challenged in the Supreme Court this morning. Has been. ,

The chief of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) was arrested outside Islamabad.

High Court by Rangers on warrant of National Accountability Bureau (NAB) in Al-Qadir Trust case. The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Tuesday termed the arrest of former Pakistan PM Imran Khan as “legal”, Geo News reported.

IHC Chief Justice Aamer Farooq, who on Tuesday questioned the Rangers’ move to arrest Imran Khan from the court’s premises, announced the reserved judgement, according to news reports.

The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) launched a probe against Imran Khan, Bushra Bibi and others for allegedly acquiring hundreds of kanals of land in the name of the Al Qadir University Trust, allegedly causing a loss of 190 million pounds to the National happened. Treasury.

Geo News reported that according to the allegations, Imran Khan and the other accused allegedly adjusted £50 billion – £190 million at the time – sent to the government by Britain’s National Crime Agency (NCA). Cricketer-turned-politician Imran registered the trust for the Al-Qadir University Project on December 26, 2019.

Protests have started in Pakistan after the arrest of Imran Khan. PTI workers protested in cities across the country, including Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Lahore, Karachi, Gujranwala, Faisalabad, Multan, Peshawar and Mardan, Geo News reported.

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