Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Firdous Shamim Naqvi has been taken into police custody in Karachi, Categorical Information reported. The chief was detained whereas main a rally from the Pehlwan Goth space.
Police mentioned that a number of instances have been filed in opposition to Naqvi in numerous police stations after the latest anti-government protests. As well as, police mentioned a quantity girls who have been protesting close to the Justice Home in Nursery have additionally been taken into custody.
Naqvi joins a listing of PTI leaders who’ve been arrested after social gathering chief Imran Khan was arrested by the Nationwide Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Could 9 which triggered violent protests throughout the nation.
In an unprecedented present of vandalism, PTI supporters had attacked and prompted injury to the historic Corps’ Commander’s Home — initially generally known as Jinnah Home and which as soon as served because the residence of the founding father of the nation, Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah.
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On Wednesday, audio leaks additionally surfaced on social media, indicating that the management of the PTI was allegedly concerned within the assault.
The purported audio clips appeared to indicate that PTI senior leaders had urged social gathering staff to assemble on the Jinnah Home, as they “rejoiced” the injury prompted to the historic constructing within the recorded phone calls.
Earlier within the day, Metropolis Police Officer (CPO) Rawalpindi Syed Khalid Mahmood Hamdani mentioned that these concerned in “heinous crimes” in Could 9 riots will probably be totally investigated.
In a press convention, Rawalpindi CPO mentioned police have up to now arrested 264 folks in 17 instances and that the entire variety of “criminals arrested in case quantity 708 RA Bazar (GHQ case) has elevated to 76”.
He added that arrests are being made via identification by way of movies and the individual seen throwing petrol within the video has additionally been arrested whereas the one who instigated the group to maneuver in direction of the GHQ gate can be behind bars.