ISLAMABAD March 18: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leaders have condemned the police operation at Imran Khan’s residence in Zaman Park as the PTI chief left for Islamabad to attend a court hearing.
Addressing a press conference in Lahore, PTI Senior Vice President Fawad Chaudhry asserted that his party was ready to stage nationwide protests against the police operation at Zaman Park
He said that the party workers and supporters were waiting for Imran Khan’s call to stage protests across the country against the operation carried out at Zaman Park.
Fawad said the press conference was supposed to be held at Imran Khan’s residence but all roads have been closed and they were unable to reach there. He said Article 15 of the Constitution clearly allows freedom of movement.
“The government is not concerned about the country, and its only agenda is to arrest Imran Khan”, he said. “Inflation is on the rise, foreign and economic policy has been destroyed, but one thing bothering the fascist government is how to arrest Imran Khan”.
He said that “atrocities” were committed at Zaman Park and the sanctity of the house was trampled. He said the incident was mockery of the court order and the judge was told that a search operation was conducted after permission.
He pointed out that Imran Khan’s wife, sisters were present in Zaman Park during the operation. He said their household staff members were tortured and police broke the gate and entered.
Fawad said that the Punjab Police violated the court orders as an agreement was signed between the police and PTI.
He also lashed out at Inspector-General Punjab for holding a press conference as the spokesman of the Punjab government. He said they party will file a contempt of court case against the IG Punjab and other officers.
Fawad claimed that Maryam Nawaz was dictating the government. “She said it is necessary to arrest Imran Khan”, he said.
He said police had launched an operation at Zaman Park under an agenda set by Maryam Nawaz. He added that Maryam Nawaz has even hijacked the entire Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) and Pakistan People’s Party (PPP).