According to the FIR, a mob of at least 300–400 people attacked state institutions in Lahore and used violent language.
LAHORE: Section 144 was implemented in the provincial capital of Lahore, and a case was filed against Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan and senior party figures for allegedly attacking the police and “using foul language” against national security institutions.
The most recent setback for the former ruling party happened the day after an election rally in Lahore descended into violence when attendees fought with a police party sent to make sure the Section 144 ban on large gatherings was put into effect.
The Raiwand deputy superintendent of police (DSP) reported the incident in accordance with sections 147, 149, 353, 186, 302, 324, 188, 427, 290, 291, and 109 of the Pakistan Penal Code as well as section 7 of the Anti-Terrorism Act.
A mob of at least 300 to 400 people engaged in violence in the city and abused state institutions, according to the FIR.
According to the report, PTI employees mistreated institutions on the orders of Hassan Niazi, Hammad Azhar, Memoodul Rasheed, Farrukh Habib, Fawad Chaudhry, and Ejaz Chaudhry in addition to former prime minister Imran Khan.
13 police officers were hurt during the violent mob’s stone-throwing and stick-attacks on the police, and six PTI employees were also hurt as a result of the mob’s own party members’ violence, according to the FIR.
Following the filing of the case against him in Lahore, PTI leader Fawad Chaudhry chastised Mohsin Naqvi, the interim chief minister of Punjab.
Fawad claimed to have spent the previous two days in Islamabad working on a petition that will be heard today.
I have been accused of vandalism in Lahore, so that is the situation. Try to determine what kind of people General Dyer Mohsin Naqvi planted in Lahore.
In clashes on Wednesday that resulted in the death of a PTI employee and numerous injuries on both sides, Punjab police fired tear gas shells and baton charges at Imran Khan supporters.
Before a planned rally to launch Khan’s election campaign, which the government later forbade by enforcing Section 144 for seven days, the clashes broke out in Lahore.
Since he was ousted in a vote of confidence in the parliament last year, the former premier has been calling for immediate elections. Elections will be held later this year as scheduled, according to his successor, who rejected the demand.
Khan was shot and hurt last year during one of his own political rallies.
According to provincial information minister Amir Mir, Wednesday’s rally was prohibited due to a threat to the law and order situation because there were International Women’s Day gatherings in the area. Mir also claimed that supporters of the rally attacked police when they were told to disperse.
Police dispersed them with batons, water cannons, and tear gas in retaliation, according to Mir. He claimed that at least seven police officers had been hurt. He added that twelve PTI employees had been detained.
Many of the workers were hurt during the clashes, which Imran Khan’s aide Shafqat Mahmood referred to as “fascist tactics.”
Several locations near Khan’s Lahore home were subjected to extensive teargas shelling by the police, according to live TV footage, and some of the workers were seen bleeding.
Khan, who has been involved in a number of legal disputes since his resignation, is due in court on March 13 to answer allegations that from 2018 to 2022, he illegally sold state gifts while in office.
After the altercations, the PTI cancelled the rally.