Pak court orders police to arrest Imran Khan in PTV attack case

Islamabad anti-terrorist court has ordered Pakistan police to implement its orders with regard to the arrest warrant against Imran Khan, chairman of Pakistan Tehrik-i-Insaf (PTI), and Tahirul Qadri, chief of Pakistan Awami Tehrik(PAT), in the Pakistan Television attack case.

Islamabad anti-terrorist court has ordered Pakistan police to implement its orders with regard to the arrest warrant against  Imran Khan, chairman of Pakistan Tehrik-i-Insaf (PTI), and Tahirul Qadri, chief of  Pakistan Awami Tehrik(PAT), in the Pakistan Television attack case.

Judge Kausar Abbas Zaidi, who presided over the hearing, has questioned the police why they had not submitted a report on implementing the arrest warrant issued by the court for Imran khan, Qadri and 6 other people, the Dawn reported.

Expressing displeasure over the police’s failure to submit the implementation report, the judge ordered the authorities to carry out the arrests of Imran Khan, Tahirul Qadri and 68 others by November 17 and present them in front of the court on the said date. Court’s order came only a few days before a planned shutdown of  Islamabad by Imran Khan to protest against prime minister Nawaz Sharif  on Panama Papers Leak case.

Imran Khan has threatened the Pakistan government that if Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif did not present himself for accountability or resign as the Chief Executive of the country, then PTI would initiate an ‘Islamabad lockdown’, which would aim to block the city and dissuade the government from functioning.

Imran Khan had decided to launch the protest after talks between the government and the united opposition failed on the issue of the terms of reference of the judicial council which would investigate PM Nawaz.

PML-N representatives have said recently publicly that no one would be allowed to block Islamabad and any such move would be resisted by the government.

 On September 1, 2014, 70 people  were booked after a mob protesters, who belongs to PTI and PAT, had stormed the PTV office in Islamabad.  As per eyewitnesses nearly 400 people took part in the storming.

On the other hand, PTI has filed a petition in the apex court by seeking the arrest of PM sharif’s disqualification.