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Punjab govt imposes Section 144 for next 30 days, calls in Rangers

KARACHI: The Punjab government on Tuesday imposed Section 144 for next 30 days in a bid to counter Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s protest rallies all over the province starting from March 25.

The PTI Punjab chapter had planned to setup screenings and charged rallies towards the federal capital against the federal and provincial governments as an extension to the Azadi March protest scheduled at Islamabad.

Notification states it has been informed that “some political and other disgruntled elements are planning to trigger acts of unlawful assembly with an intent to block roads, highways and organize a sit-in.”

Meanwhile, Punjab Police have launched a crackdown on Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leadership ahead of the long march announced by PTI chief Imran Khan.

As per details, Punjab police have conducted raids in different cities to arrest PTI workers and leaders including Lahore, Rajanpur, Khanewal, and other areas.

Ahead of PTI’s long march on May 25, PTI leader Hammad Azhar’s residence was surrounded by the police to arrest him and other PTI members.tA crackdown by police in Rajanpur resulted in the arrest of PTI leaders Abid Sukhera, Wajid Sukhera and Imran Sattar.

Multiple raids have been reported from different areas of Karachi too and PTI leaders Saif ur Rehman, Atta Ullah Khan were arrested. Not only this, a number of other raids were conducted at the residences of PTI workers in Sindh.

PTI leader Asad Umar in a tweet said that illegal arrests, raids on houses, and trampling of walls. The result of all this is that the enthusiasm and passion of the workers and the people is even higher. “Imported government looks scared,” he added.

Notably, former Prime Minister Imran Khan has called the nation for a long march on May 25 to peacefully protest against the incumbent government. The announcement was made during a press conference on Sunday where the PTI chief urged the nation to come out on the roads and join the march in Islamabad to seek real independence.

Courtesy Bol News

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