Punjab police cracks down on PTI workers

LAHORE: Punjab police cracked down on PTI workers across Punjab, as the ‘Islamabad Lockdown’ protest of the opposition party approaches nearer.

Sources disclosed that senior police officials decided to detain PTI workers as per section 3 of the Maintenance of Public Order Ordinance. Police conducted a raid in Lahore and took into custody 15 workers of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf. 30 workers of the party were also arrested from Raiwind City area.

3 workers of Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid-e-Azam (PML-Q) were also arrested by police officials from Lahore’s Garhi Shahu area. According to a PML-Q spokesperson, police raided senior party leader Kamil Ali Agha’s residence but since he was not home at the time.

Actor Kashif Mehmood, who has been a public supporter of PTI, was also taken into custody by police but was later released. 18 workers of PTI were arrested from various areas of Sheikhupura.

A case for disturbing the peace was registered against the PTI workers, who were locked up at Kot Lakhpat Jail in Lahore.