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Pak ex-PM Imran and 1500 PTI workers arrested for attacking army officer’s Lahore home


Lahore, 11 May: Imran Khan, a former prime minister of Pakistan, and 1,500 of his party’s supporters have been arrested for breaking into and torching a senior army officer’s home in Lahore.


Supporters of the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chief rushed the General Headquarters of the Army on Wednesday after learning of their leader’s arrest in a corruption case on Tuesday. They attacked military vehicles and equipment while setting the Lahore Corps Commander’s home on fire.


The attack on the Corps Commander House, also known as “Jinnah House,” in the Lahore Cantonment on Tuesday has resulted in the PTI chairman, his deputy Shah Mahmood Qureshi, and other individuals being charged with murder, terrorism, and 20 other serious charges.


Khan and others are accused of robbing the Jinnah House with treasures valued more than 150 million rupees.


Two persons were killed in the incident, according to the FIR that was filed on Wednesday.


According to the report, Khan and other senior PTI leaders ordered the attack on the army officer’s home, which involved over 1,500 PTI members and leaders.


Following Khan’s Tuesday arrest by the Pakistan Rangers in Islamabad in connection with a corruption investigation, his followers launched attacks against top officers’ homes and Pakistan Army facilities throughout the nation.


Khan, 70, was taken to the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on an eight-day physical remand by an anti-corruption court on Wednesday.


In Pakistan, his shocking arrest on Tuesday provoked widespread, violent rallies that resulted in clashes between protestors and police enforcement that left at least eight people dead and close to 300 others hurt.


Supporters of the PTI have blamed the army for Khan’s detention.


Separately, the Punjab police filed scores of FIRs against PTI leaders and members for assaulting officers, destroying and stealing government property, and yelling “highly objectionable” epithets at the Pakistan Army.


On Wednesday, protesters in the Gulberg neighbourhood set fire to Askari Tower. According to reports, Gen. (ret.) Qamar Javed Bajwa’s son is the owner of the plaza.


Police identified 1,200 PTI employees as the ones who ransacked the tower, killed a man, and set it on fire. In this case, they allegedly arrested Khan as well, blaming him for the assault.


The Lahore Shadman police station was also set on fire by the demonstrators. The police and Rangers in Lahore successfully thwarted their effort to break into the Governor House and the Chief Minister Secretariat.


In the meantime, the police have asserted that they have detained 76 of Khan’s supporters who attacked the General Headquarters (GHQ) of the Pakistan Army in Rawalpindi.

Qouting by PTI

Additionally, a FIR has been filed against 300 criminals, including Bashart Raja, the PTI’s principal regional leader.


In the wake of extensive violence, over 1,400 people have reportedly been detained across the province, according to the Punjab police.–(PTI)

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