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Police “beat, arrest” PTI leader Shireen Mazari

ISLAMABAD: Police have allegedly beaten and arrested senior Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf (PTI) leader Shireen Mazari on Saturday.

Shireen’s daughter, Iman Mazari said she was told that Anti-Corruption Wing personnel took her with them.

“Male police officers have beaten and taken my mother away. All I have been told is that Anti Corruption Wing Lahore has taken her,” Iman Mazari tweeted.

Quoting sources as saying, Bol news channel said police were shifting Shireen Mazari to Lahore from Margalla Hill police station.

PTI leader Asad Qaiser said if the law enforcement agencies had any evidence against Shireen Mazari, then they should present them. He said the government could not crush the anti-government movement through such actions.

“These actions will further instigate the movement. The government has realised that its days are numbered,” he said.

Senior PTI leader Imran Ismail said the government thought that the PTI members would panic through such tactics. “We will not rest now. The interior minister should refrain from such practices,” he warned adding that PTI core committee would take a decision regarding the government’s actions.

On the other hand, Awami Muslim League (AML) chief Sheikh Rashid Ahmed said the government had decided to fight by arresting PTI leader.

Another PTI leader Farrukh Habib said the government had panicked. He alleged that male policemen manhandled Shireen and dragged her. He said Shireen Mazari was a powerful voice who presented her stance without any fear.

Courtesy Bol News

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