Khan: Political unrest in Pakistan continues: Imran Khan’s aide Asad Umar arrested at court

ISLAMABAD: Asad, Pakistani leader of Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Omar was arrested at the premises of the Islamabad High Court (IHC) a day after the arrest of former Prime Minister Imran Khan, Geo News reported.
The General Secretary of PTI was apparently arrested today by the Islamabad Police Counter Terrorism Squad.
Umar was taken into custody as he waited outside the IHC Bar Association office, where they were drafting a plea to submit to the IHC. He had requested a meeting with the president of the PTI, Imran Khan through a petition, according to Geo News.
PTI lawyers tried to stop the police from apprehending the force, but Umar was carried away despite his best attempts.
Earlier in the day, Imran Khan’s party called for a nationwide protest against his arrest.
Khan was arrested in the Islamabad High Court by Rangers on a warrant from the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) in the Al-Qadir Trust case.
The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) had opened an investigation against Imran Khan, Bushra Bibi and others for the alleged gain of hundreds of earth canals on behalf of Al Qadir University Trust, which allegedly caused a loss of 190 million pounds at the national chessboard.
PTI workers also staged protests in cities across Pakistan, including Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Lahore, Karachi, Gujranwala, Faisalabad, Multan, Peshawar and Mardan, Geo News reported. In Karachi, protesters clashed with police near Nursery. They threw stones at police vehicles and destroyed streetlights.
Meanwhile, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Vice President Fawad Chaudhry said the party will address the Supreme Court on Wednesday morning to challenge the decision of the High Court in Islamabad to uphold the arrest of party chairman Imran Khan.
Expressing their anguish over the arrest of former Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan, protesters gathered outside the residence of the Pakistani Ambassador in Washington on Tuesday (local time) after the former Pakistani Prime Minister was arrested Imran Khan in Islamabad.
Protests have been seen in cities including Washington, New York and Chicago. On Tuesday evening, supporters of Imran Khan gathered outside Pakistan’s High Commission in London to protest his arrest.
The United States, Canada and the United Kingdom issued travel advisories for their citizens and diplomatic personnel, as protests erupted across Pakistan with people demanding Khan’s release.


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