ISLAMABAD – Islamabad police on Friday registered case against 43 Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) workers and shifted 37 to Adiala jail from Kohsar police station.
The workers were arrested last night when police raided and baton charged participants of a youth convention of PTI in Sector I-11.Supporters of the party were convening a gathering nearly a week before PTI’s announced sit-in in Islamabad on November 2.
The development came after Section-144 was imposed in the capital which disallowed gathering of people across the city and permitted the law enforcement agencies to subject the violators to penalties.
According to the Additional Deputy Commissioner, the action was taken over imposition of Section-144.
Police surrounded the center and arrested dozens of party workers including women and local leaders.On getting information, PTI leaders Shah Mehmood Qureshi and Asad Umer reached the scene but police continued its task.
A large number of PTI workers reached Kohsar police station and demanded the release of the workers. They also raised slogans against the government.
Police once again took action against the protesting workers and arrested five of them including former MNA NawabzadaSalahuddin.
Shops and hotels in the nearby areas were also shut down.