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Quetta Police reach Lahore to arrest Imran Khan

Currently, the Quetta Police team is making preparations for the arrest as many PTI workers are camped outside Zaman Park to thwart the arrest. The Quetta police team has also requested the Punjab police for 1,300 personnel of the anti-riot force.

In a major development, Quetta Police has reached Lahore to arrest PTI Chairman and former Prime Minister Imran Khan in a case related to alleged hate remarks against state institutions.

According to the details, the police team is led by SP City Nadeem Ahmed and includes DSP Abdul Sattar Achakzai, Sub Inspector Malik Hameed, two commandoes Qaiser and Sultan.

The team, which has received non-bailable arrest warrants from a local court in Balochistan’s capital, has informed Lahore Capital City Police Officer (CCPO) Bilal Siddique Kamyana in this regard.

Read more: Imran Khan’s arrest warrant issued in Toshakhana case

The team has not reached Zaman Park yet, which is the Lahore residence of Imran Khan. Currently, the Quetta Police team is making preparations for the arrest as many PTI workers are camped outside Zaman Park to thwart the arrest. The Quetta police team has also requested the Punjab police for 1,300 personnel of the anti-riot force.

A first information report (FIR) was registered at a police station in Quetta against Khan for the comments he made against state institutions and their officers during a speech on Sunday.

In the speech on Sunday, the PTI chief had come down hard on the “state institutions” after a team of Islamabad police had arrived at his Zaman Park residence to arrest him in the Toshakhana case.

Read more: Hundreds of PTI workers gather at Zaman Park to resist Imran Khan’s arrest bid

Amid this backdrop, a local court in Quetta issued a non-bailable arrest warrant for the PTI chief in a case registered against him under multiple sections of the Pakistan Penal Code (PPC) and the Prevention of Electronic Crimes Act, 2016 (PECA).

Imran Khan was removed from power in April last year through a no-confidence vote and is facing dozens of cases related to terrorism, corruption, and others.