MUZAFFARGARH: PTI chief Shahbaz Gill was arrested Sunday by the Punjab Police for roaming across the metropolis and visiting polling stations through the by-elections along with his safety guards who had been allegedly dressed as FC personnel, Geo Information reported Sunday.
PML-N spokesperson and Punjab House Minister Atta Tarar confirmed that PTI Chairman Imran Khan’s aide was taken into custody.
Nevertheless, Gill denied the allegations of conserving any safety guards dressed up in FC officers’ uniforms. He claimed that he had been engaged for 3 hours and was immediately arrested with no warrant.
The politician stated that he’ll act based on what his attorneys counsel.
Imran Khan condemns Gill’s arrest
“Strongly condemn unlawful arrest of Shahbaz Gill merely to strive [and] rig elections [and] unfold concern in [people],” PTI Chairman Imran Khan wrote on Twitter, taking discover of the incident.
“These fascist techniques is not going to work [and] our [people] is not going to be deterred from exercising their proper to vote. Handlers of imported govt ought to realise the harm they’re doing to our nation,” he added.
Excessive-level inquiry ordered
Commenting on the event, Inside Minister Rana Sanaullah stated that non-public safety firms recruit retired personnel, including that instructions have been issued to authorities involved that every one such personal firms ought to be banned.
“I’ve ordered a high-level inquiry on this regard,” he stated, addressing a press convention.
PTI candidate confesses presence of FC personnel
PTI candidate Moazzam Jatoi accepted the presence of FC personnel, saying they had been current in a manufacturing facility. Nevertheless, he stated that he wouldn’t touch upon whether or not their presence was in keeping with the legislation.
‘Not afraid of getting arrested’
In the meantime, Gill took to his Twitter deal with and stated he’s not ‘afraid of getting arrested’.
“Earlier than you attain anybody else, I’m presenting myself for arrest,” he on Twitter, claiming he was “trapped in a manufacturing facility”. “Imran Khan’s soldier isn’t afraid of such techniques. We didn’t come to do terrorism.”
The political tensions are on the rise in Punjab because the hotly contested by-elections are the important thing to energy within the province. The 20 constituencies will resolve who will change into the chief minister on July 22 — when the elections for the workplace happen.