Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party’s senior vice-chairman, Shah Mehmood Qureshi, has been arrested by authorities in Islamabad.
This comes after the arrest of PTI Chairman Imran Khan and Secretary-General Asad Umar, as the government cracks down on the party’s leadership amidst countrywide protests.
According to Surces, Qureshi was arrested from Islamabad Red Zone under Section 3 of the Maintenance of Public Order Ordinance, 1960. He has been shifted to the Secretariat Police Station in the federal capital.
In response, Qureshi urged PTI party workers to continue peaceful protests until Imran Khan’s release. He stated that the party’s senior leadership was working to highlight the “atrocities” of the government and called on party workers and supporters to join the protest sites.
The ongoing protests come amid rising political tensions in Pakistan, with the opposition accusing the government of suppressing free speech and political dissent. The situation remains tense, with authorities showing no signs of backing down on their crackdown against opposition leaders.