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Punjab gives PTI 24-hour deadline to hand over “terrorists” hiding in Zaman Park

Caretaker Information Minister Aamir Mir revealed that "technical and intelligence” information had been received through geo-fencing that terrorists were seeking refuge at Imran Khan’s Zaman Park residence.

The Punjab interim-government has given PTI a 24-hour ultimatum to hand over the “30-40 terrorists that have taken refuge” at PTI Chairman and former prime minister Imran Khan’s Zaman Park residence in Lahore to the police.

According to the details, Caretaker Information Minister Aamir Mir while addressing a press conference in Lahore, revealed that “technical and intelligence” information had been received through geo-fencing that terrorists were seeking refuge at Imran Khan’s Zaman Park residence.

“The intelligence report that has come is very alarming,” said Aamir Mir. He also added that PTI has started to behave like a non-state actor.

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“That is why the PTI leadership is being requested […] that handover these terrorists. The Punjab interim government is giving the PTI leadership 24 hours to hand over the terrorists, who were involved in attacks on military installations and are seeking refuge in Zaman Park, to Punjab police,” Aamir Mir also said.

Violent protests of May 9th

On May 9th, violent protests were triggered in Pakistan after PTI Chairman Imran Khan was sent to jail in the Al-Qadir Trust case. Clashes erupted between protestors and the police authorities which also resulted in attacks on state and military property, for instance, the GHQ. The protestors even set fire to the building of Radio Pakistan in Peshawar and the Corp Commander House in Lahore.

The federal government had condemned the protests and vowed action against the miscreants. Meanwhile, top military brass’ also decided to take strict action against protesters and their abettors under local laws — including the Pakistan Army Act and the Official Secrets Act.

Pakistan military’s top brass released its statement vowing restraint will no longer be exercised against violators who attack military installations and setups under any circumstances.

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