CULTURE

316 PTI employees have been arrested thus for outside FJC for "vandalism and fighting police," according to Islamabad police.

2023-03-22
316 PTI employees have been arrested thus for outside FJC for

Former prime minister arrived at the FJC to attend a hearing in the Toshakhana case on Saturday, there were reports of hours-long clashes between PTI workers and the capital police.

 

A group of law enforcement officers and PTI supporters engaged in a violent altercation, using anti-riot gear and tear gas to push the other side back. Along with petrol bombs to set the police’s vehicles on fire, the PTI attacked the police with rocks.

 

The Islamabad Police had also lodged a first information report (FIR) including terrorism charges against Imran and more than a dozen PTI leaders.

 

In a tweet today, the police accused PTI supporters of “incitement, arson, vandalism [and] attacks on police”.

 

The Islamabad police also detailed its plan of action against various individuals — including government officials, company employees and immigrants — if found to have been involved in Saturday’s chaotic events.

 

“Letters are being written to the respective foreign embassies of the immigrants found involved in these actions. Legal action is also being taken against the facilitators financially assisting these violent protests,” the police further said.

 

To the point of losses, it said that “58 police officials were injured during the violent vandalism while 12 cars, 20 motorcycles and a police chowki (checkpost) were set on fire”.