Islamabad Police Book PTI Leaders for ‘Rioting, Terror’ at Faizabad

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Following demonstrations after former prime minister Imran Khan was disqualified by the Election Commission of Pakistan in the Toshakhana issue, it was revealed on Saturday that the Islamabad police had arrested PTI officials on terrorism-related charges. 

Workers from the PTI protested the ECP ruling against their party head on Friday by taking to the streets across Pakistan. Imran Khan, the party’s leader, later demanded a halt to the demonstrations. 

The capital police in Islamabad detained a PTI MNA and his two security guards after an alleged shooting incident outside the ECP headquarters. 

Police and PTI workers continued to fight in Faizabad, which separates Punjab from the federal region. Thick clouds of tear gas engulfed the intersection. 

PTI Leader Might Face Sanctions

According to the FIR, police personnel were dispatched to Faizabad in an official vehicle on Thursday after learning that the PTI leader might face sanctions. They were there to preserve security, law, and order. 

A big PTI gathering with between 1,000 and 1,200 participants carrying sticks and rods began advancing toward Faizabad at about 8 p.m. on Friday, according to the FIR. 

Amir Kiani, Wasiq Qayyum Abbasi, Faisal Javed Khan, Raja Rashid Hafez, Umer Tanveer Butt, Rashid Naseem Abbasi, and Raja Majid are among the PTI leaders named in the criminal complaint as allegedly leading the large group that was told over a loudspeaker to disperse right away because the gathering was illegal. 

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Injuries to Police and FCC Personnel

According to the report, “on the leadership’s provocation, the demonstrators began pelting stones at the police, FC (Frontier Constabulary), and administration, resulting in injuries to police and FCC personnel who were promptly transported to the hospital.” 

It also stated that the demonstrators advanced while ramming the police unit with automobiles with the “desire to kill” and declaring their determination to reach the Pakistani Election Commission at all costs and rejection of all laws. 

Response to Leadership’s Instigation

The FIR statec that trees were set on fire in Faizabad and the surrounding region by protesters in response to the leadership’s instigation. 

It further stated that the throng was subdued with tear gas and that everybody present was breaking the law. 

According to the FIR, the crowd attacked the police with a coordinated and organised intent, disrupted the law and order situation, set fire to trees, damaged government property, injured police officers, and instilled “fear and harassment” among the populace.

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