Islamabad police unleash tear gas, water cannon on PTI workers outside Imran’s residence

LAHORE: Islamabad police on Tuesday used water cannon and tear gas against PTI workers gathered outside party chief Imran Khan’s Zaman Park residence in Lahore.

Television footage showed police advancing cautiously towards the house behind an armored car that was using a water cannon to scatter PTI supporters. Moreover, supporters could be seen throwing rocks towards the cops.

Armored police trucks arrived outside Imran’s Zaman Park mansion in Lahore shortly after 2:00 p.m. with the purpose to arrest him, however they chose not to make any comments about the PTI chairman’s detention.

It’s worth mentioning that an Islamabad district and sessions court on Monday again issued arrest warrants for Imran in the Toshakhana case. The court had also directed police to present the ex-premier in court by March 18.

A contingent of Islamabad police along with armored vehicles reached Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan’s Zaman Park residence to arrest the former premier.

PTI leader Farrukh Habib also shared footage from Zaman Park and claimed Imran’s “life was in danger” and added that circumstances are being created in order to target the former premier again.

PTI’s Hassaan Niazi spoke to the media outside Zaman Park and said that the party would receive Imran’s arrest warrants and challenge them in the high court. He said the party “did not trust” the police.

He further said that police had been informed that workers were “angry” after the death of Zille Shah. He further said that he told the police that he would “check Imran’s availability” and get back to them.

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