Senior leaders of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf including its chairman Imran Khan were booked in a case for “attacking police” and “using foul language” against national security institutions in Lahore after Section 144 was imposed in the provincial capital.
The case was registered on the complaint of the Deputy superintendent of police (DSP) in Raiwind. The first information report (FIR), a copy of which is available with Such News, carries Section 7 of the Anti-Terrorism Act, and sections 147, 149, 353, 186, 302, 324, 188, 427, 291, 290 and 109 of Pakistan Penal Code.
The FIR stated that PTI workers, on the orders of its leadership, threatened law enforcers and pelted stones in which several officers including SHOs, and DSPs suffered injuries while several vehicles of the anti-riot force and police were thrashed.
It named PTI chief Imran Khan, senior leaders Fawad Chaudhry, Hammad Azhar, Mian Mehmood Rasheed, Hassan Niazi, and others behind clashes.
The clashes occurred as the former ruling party announced a rally to express solidarity with the constitution and the judiciary while Section 144 was imposed by the provincial government.
Meanwhile, scores of PTI workers were arrested for violating Section 144 and key arteries leading to Imran Khan’s Zaman Park residence were cordoned off.
Clips doing rounds on the internet show use of water cannons to dispel the PTI workers while armed workers can be seen pelting stones at cops.