SC declares IK’s arrest Illegal

Supreme Court has declared Khan’s arrest “illegal” and ordered the authorities to release him immediately.


Supreme Court will hear Imran Khan’s plea against arrest at 2pm

In an unexpected development, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan was arrested from inside Islamabad High Court (IHC) by National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Tuesday.

Supreme Court will hear Imran Khan’s plea against arrest at 2pm:

A three-member Supreme Court (SC) bench will hear PTI Chairman Imran Khan’s plea against his arrest in the Al-Qadir Trust case at 2pm.

The bench will comprise Chief Justice Umar Ata Bandial, Justice Muhammad Ali Mazhar and Justice Athar Minallah.

Shah Mahmood Qureshi Arrest:

PTI’s Shah Mahmood Qureshi has been arrested in Islamabad and moved to an undisclosed location, according to the party.

Fawad Chaudhry was arrested late last night and Asad Umar is already in custody.

PM’s address to the nation:

Prime Minister (PM) Shehbaz Sharif in an address to the nation on Thursday termed damaging public property an “act of terrorism” and “enmity” towards the country.

In a short address, the premier said that he would like to warn “terrorists” who are harming the country to stop, otherwise strict actions will be taken against them.

Any further attack on the army, state will result in a strong reaction: ISPR

The Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) has said on Wednesday that the institution will not allow anyone to take the law into their hands.

In a harshly worded statement, the army’s media wing said that Imran Khan was arrested from the Islamabad High Court “in line with the NAB statement and law”.

“Immediately after this arrest, attacks were perpetrated on the army’s properties and installations anti-army slogans were raised,” it added.

The statement also warned that, “Any further attack on the army and state will result in an extreme reaction.”

ISPR also said that May 9 will be remembered as a “black chapter”

Khan to stay with NAB for 8 days:

NAB has gotten physical remand of PTI Chairman Imran Khan for eight days in the Al-Qadir Trust case.

Army enters Punjab with govt permission:

The Punjab Home Department has given permission to the Pakistan army to maintain law and order across the province amid civil unrest.

Currently, internet service is suspended and protests are being carried out to show support for Imran Khan who was arrested from the premises of Islamabad High Court yesterday.

NAB requests 14-day physical remand of Imran Khan:

National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has requested physical remand of Imran Khan, Chairman of PTI, in the Al-Qadir Trust case.

Additional Sessions Judge Humayun Dilawar heard the Al-Qadir Trust case against Imran Khan at New Guest House, Police Line.

During the hearing, the NAB prosecutor asked the court for a 14-day physical remand of Imran Khan.

Asad Umar arrested:

Asad Umar and Shah Mahmood Qureshi went to the Islamabad High Court to submit a petition pleading to meet Imran Khan.
He has been arrested by Anti-Terrorist squad of Islamabad Police.

PML-N Secretariat office in Model Town in flames:

The protests against Imran Khan’s arrest have turned violent as the PML-N Model Town secretariat in Lahore has been set on fire by protesters.
According to reports, a violent mob is heading to Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif’s personal residence in Lahore.

PTI to challenge Khan’s arrest in Supreme Court: Fawad Ch

Fawad Chaudhry has said that PTI will challenge Imran Khan’s arrest in the Supreme Court in the morning.

In his tweet, senior PTI leader Fawad Chaudhry labelled Khan’s arrest “illegal”.

Twitter down in Pakistan:

Amid the protest across the country in support of Khan, many mobile services have been suspended and now Twitter is also not working.

Punjab Government imposes section 144

The Punjab government has enforced Section 144 throughout the province amid the protest happening against the arrest of Imran Khan.

The Home Department has released a notice stating that Rangers have been called in to aid the police in managing the situation.

Punjab Caretaker Chief Minister Mohsin Naqvi in a tweet said that the government will not spare anyone involved in attack on the state of Pakistan.

Rana Sanaullah’s press conference:

Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah confirmed Khan’s arrest by NAB, adding that there are “dozens” of other cases with corruption inquiries in progress against the former premier.

“Look at this person’s hypocrisy that when he was making false corruption cases against people, he himself was [involved] in such disgusting corruption,” he said.

The interior minister said evidence is present for all of the above developments.

Protests by Khan’s loyalists:

Later, protests started across the country and several roads are blocked.

Rangers and Khan:

Around 3pm, Khan was arrested. Here is a video of Khan being pushed by rangers as they arrest him in Islamabad.

Moments before arrest:

Following is the video of Khan before his arrest.

PTI lawyer Faisal Chaudhry said that the party wanted the IHC to form a full court to hear the case. However, no action has been taken so far by the court.

PTI leaders reaction

Following are the tweets by PTI leaders who strongly condemned the arrest of their chief and urged people to come out of the street.