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.
The Anti-Terrorist Squad of the Islamabad police detained the PTI leader.
Umar was taken into custody while waiting outside the IHC Bar Room, where they were drafting a plea to be submitted to the IHC. He was requesting a meeting with PTI Chairman Imran Khan through a petition.
The PTI lawyers attempted to prevent the police from apprehending the force, but Umar was carried away despite their best attempts.
Following the demonstrations that took place in the wake of Imran Khan’s imprisonment, the former finance minister was charged in two cases brought against PTI officials. The cases were reported to the Tarnol and Aabpara police stations in Islamabad.
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.