Lahore police on Wednesday arrested PTI leaders – Dr Yasmin Rashid and Andleeb Abbas – and then released them shortly. Both PTI leaders were arrested by police when they were leading the workers from Lahore to join the party’s rally in Islamabad.
Pakistan is currently in a state of chaos as police forces try to take on PTI protestors heading toward Islamabad for the Azadi March. Police forces are brutally attacking convoys led by PTI leaders, for instance, former health minister Dr. Yasmin Rashid.
The Punjab Police resorted to tear gas shelling at the PTI rally led by Dr Yasmin Rashid. Moreover, they attacked her vehicle, breaking the windshield.
ڈاکٹر یاسمین راشد اور عندلیب عباس کو لاہور پولیس نے گرفتار کر لیا pic.twitter.com/PfJ1UvzVCW
— Sana Jamal (@Sana_Jamal) May 25, 2022
To clarify, Dr Yasmin Rashid was heading to Batti Chowk when she had an argument with policemen deployed to block the party workers from leaving the city. Police personnel told the PTI leader that she can not go but she did not pay any heed and continued to drive ahead. At this, the police resorted to baton charge and broke the vehicle’s windscreen. However, she managed to make her way.
These r all goons of @pmln_org lead by @RanaSanaullahPK to attack protestors in police uniform & disturb peaceful rallies. @GFarooqi @ShamaJunejo this time @Dr_YasminRashid vehicle brutally attacked by ur imported Govt.
Why is SC not taking action? @PTIofficial#حقیقی_آزادی_مارچ pic.twitter.com/UI68t7PiRc
— Syed Muhammad Affan (@inspiringaffan) May 25, 2022
Dr Yasmin Rashid also asserted that she was pushed and dragged along by the police. Furthermore, she also claimed that her driver was arrested on the spot. As a result, Twitteratis have lashed out at the incumbent government for resorting to force against the PTI protestors.
On the other hand, netizens have also praised Dr Yasmin Rashid for taking a strong stance and not surrendering to the unlawful use of force by the police.
شیم شیم شیم https://t.co/EHX1xLrz75
— Imran Khan (@ImranRiazKhan) May 25, 2022
— PTI (@PTIofficial) May 25, 2022
Unbelievable how freaking strong Dr. Yasmin is. Iron lady and a real tigress, I hope Allah keeps her safe. pic.twitter.com/L5CIoikDH5
— اسریٰ (@freakonomist5) May 25, 2022
Chaotic scenes in Pakistan
Wednesday has been quite a happening day for Pakistan. Lahore turned into a battleground as multiple scuffles took place between the police and PTI marchers as the latter tried to wriggle out of the barricades placed on their way.
At Lahore’s Batti Chowk, the police resorted to tear gas shelling to disperse PTI workers when they removed barriers placed to block the routes.
The party workers gathered at the intersection and clashed with the police when they removed barriers after which the police fired tear gas shells in order to clear the area.