PTI leader Asad Umar arrested from IHC premises

A day after Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan’s arrest, party’s Secretary General Asad Umar has been arrested from the Islamabad High Court’s (IHC) premises. The PTI leader was arrested by the Anti-Terrorist Squad of the Islamabad police.
Umar was arrested from outside the IHC Bar Room where they had been preparing a plea to file in the IHC. He was filing a plea to seek a meeting with PTI Chairman Imran Khan.
The PTI lawyers tried to stop the police from arresting the force but their efforts went in vain as Umar was taken away.
The former finance minister was booked in two cases registered against PTI leaders following the protests that took place after Imran Khan’s arrest.
The cases were registered in Islamabad’s Tarnol and Aabpara police stations.
Umar was with PTI Vice Chairman Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Senator Saifullah Sarwar Khan Nyazee and Ghulam Sarwar Khan in the IHC’s premises.
All three leaders returned to the IHC’s Bar Room after Umar was taken by the police.
The police also tried arresting Qureshi, however, the lawyers and other party workers saved the PTI vice chairman from arrest.