- Police conduct raids at the houses of the PTI leaders to arrest them late night on Monday
- Imran Khan calls for immediate release of PTI activists, supporters and their children
Lahore: Another grand operation is expected in Zaman Park–the residence of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman and former Prime Minister Imran Khan ahead of his rally at Minar-e-Pakistan on Wednesday.
The latest reports said that over 30 containers were placed in Qila Gujar Singh area of Lahore while prison vans were also parked near Zaman Park.
However, hundreds of PTI supporters are there in Zaman Park to foil any attempt of the police to arrest Imran Khan.
The sources revealed that the police raided the houses of PTI activists and took many of them into custody. The raids were conducted late night.
The police raided the house of PTI leaders Shafqat Mehmood and Musarrat Jamshed Cheema but they were on the run.
A footage shared by the PTI official Twitter showed the police raiding the house of Musharraf Jamshed Cheema. The PTI leaders questioned the raids without warrants.
A heavy contingents of police reached Musarrat Jamshed Cheema’s house in the wee hours on Monday. They are seen entering into the house and opening doors in the late night and a female police constable is also spotted during the raid.
The footages showed that the police action against the PTI workers and activists also continued in Islamabad.
Taking to Twitter, Imran Khan said, “ Fascism was on the rise as the police were conducting raids at PTI workers’ houses without warrants to arrest them. If they are not found there their children below the age of ten years are being taken into custody,”.
“Release our workers and activits as well as their children arrested so far,” demanded Imran Khan.
The police raids take place a day after PTI Chief Imran Khan announced rally on Wednesday in the provincial capital. Imran Khan said that this rally would be a referendum to see where the nation stands.