PTI chief arrested in Al-Qadir Trust case: IGP

ISLAMABAD, May 9 (APP):Inspector General of Islamabad Police Dr Akbar Nasir Khan on Tuesday said that the Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) had been arrested in the Al-Qadir Trust case.

In a tweet by the Islamabad Capital Territory Police, the IGP said that the situation of the federal capital was normal and as per the routine.

Dr Nasir Abkar said that the Section 144 was already imposed in the federal capital and action would be taken in case of any violation.

“No violence has been done against any individual during the arrest of PTI chief,” adding that the Police had created a cordon around the vehicle of Imran Khan to ensure his safety.

Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah said that Imran had failed to appear before the court despite being issued several notices.

“The arrest has been conducted by the National Accountability Bureau for causing losses to the national treasury,” he said on his social media handle, adding that Imran was not tortured.

Earlier in morning Minister for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb said masses would not come out in support of Imran Khan if he was arrested.

Giving her reaction on Imran Khan’s statement through her twitter handle, she said Imran would be arrested in connection with prohibited foreign funding case, Toshakhana gifts theft case and for not revealing his daughter.

Many cases against Imran Khan were registered and he was guilty in all of them, she maintained.

Imran’s arrest warrant, a copy of which is available with APP, showed that it was issued on May 1. It said that Imran was accused of corruption and corrupt practice under Section 9(a) of the National Accountability Ordinance, 1999.



Meanwhile, the parliamentarians has denounced Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan’s alleged accusations against senior officers of the security institutions and termed his conduct as unprecedented in the country’s history.

Talking to APP outside the Parliament House, Member National Assembly (MNA) Ramesh Lal of Pakistan Peoples Party Parliamentarians (PPPP) said the remarks of Imran Khan for sitting army officers were regrettable, whereas he had been disrespecting state institutions for the past one year and should be taken to task.

MNA, Tahira Aurangzeb of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) said Imran Khan should respect the state institutions and should stop hurling concocted accusations against the institutions.

MNA, Qadir Khan Mandokhail of PPPP said the great sacrifices rendered by the armed forces of the country have been esteemed throughout the country’s history. But Imran Khan, he said was reluctant and fighting to get his power back by reprimanding the national institutions.

Mandokhail said Imran Khan should not be given more compensation for his baseless accusations and allegations against security institutions.

MNA Usama Qadri of Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) said the security institutions that are responsible for the protection of the country could not be ridiculed as it was similar to “enmity with the nation”.

He added that the PTI’s criticism of security institutions was regrettable and jeopardizing national security.
Qadri said Imran Khan’s allegations had no precedent and were a breach of national security.

MNA, Shakila Luqman of PML-N said it was very unfortunate that Imran Khan was using disrespectful language against the state institutions.
She alleged that Imran Khan was perpetrating a false narrative based on his self-assumed allegations against the state institutions.

MNA, Waheed Alam Khan of PML-N said the politicians and institutions should remain within their constitutional limits to avoid confrontation for smooth running of democracy.

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