Protestors of JUI-F barge into the Red Zone of Islamabad shows the videos circulating on Pakistan’s social and electronic media on Monday.
JUI-F-led Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) had announced staging a sit-in protest outside the Supreme Court of Pakistan. PDM has accused the Chief Justice of Pakistan of allegedly supporting PTI and former Prime Minister Imran Khan after Supreme Court ordered to release him from the custody of NAB officials.
جمعیت علمائے اسلام ف کے کارکن سرینہ گیٹ توڑ کر سپریم کورٹ کی جانب روانہ#TheVerified pic.twitter.com/lP2UFcNVAH
— The Verifíed (@TheVerifLive) May 15, 2023
Videos circulating on social media show shocking visuals of members of Ansar-ul-Islam headed by JUI-F storming the Red Zone area of the capital city of Islamabad, The protestors climbed the gates of the Red Zone leading to the Supreme Court of Pakistan. Meanwhile, law enforcement agencies stood aside and did not stop protestors from barging into the Red Zone.
According to media reports, JUIF is adamant to protest inside the Red Zone. The stage for the PDM protestors has been taken to the gates of the Supreme Court.
Double standards on display in Islamabad as PDM protestors led by JUI-F attack the Supreme Court of Pakistan. On one hand is crackdown on PTI workers while PDM workers are being facilitated to attack the Supreme Court. Today should be for political solutions not more violence. pic.twitter.com/kUKKKTkHQe
— Usama Khilji (@UsamaKhilji) May 15, 2023
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Islamabad Capital Police is coming under strong scrutiny on social media for allowing the protestors to barge into Red Zone without any confrontation. Comparisons are being drawn on how Islamabad Police and other law enforcement agencies reacted with brute force on PTI protestors just a few days ago.
They are asking for the implementation of Sections 144 and 245 in Islamabad where there was a ban on political demonstrations and gatherings of people. Islamabad Police had arrested several hundreds of PTI protestors.
Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) President Maulana Fazlur Rehman on Friday announced that the PDM would stage a “protest demonstration in front of the Supreme Court” on Monday.
ریڈ زون میں داخل ہوگئے ہیں۔ اگر یہاں تحریک انصاف والے ہوتے تو اب تک انہیں دہشت گرد ڈکلیئر کر کے فوج بلا۔لی گئی ہوتی، ریڈ زون کی حفاظت کیلیئے۔ پولیس نے ہزاروں ٹیئر گیس شیل مار دیئے ہوتے اور گولیاں چلا دی ہوتیں۔pic.twitter.com/fwNdq9biVk
— Justuju – جستجو (@justujuuu) May 15, 2023
Addressing a press conference after chairing a PDM meeting, he said the Movement was a political force, and as its head, he was conveying the decisions made in the meeting attended by the representatives of all coalition parties, to all those concerned.
He alleged that the Supreme Court was considered to be the “mother of the Constitution, but it has been giving verdicts contradictory to the Constitution”.
Maulana Fazl said Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan was arrested in a Rs 60 billion corruption case; however, orders were issued for his immediate release.