The PTI on Wednesday announced beginning its‘Jail Bharo Tehreek’ (stuffing prisons thru voluntary arrests marketing campaign) on Wednesday as its former MNA Malik Amir Dogar surrendered before police in Multan following the birthday party activists’ conflict with the ones of the PML-N outside the office the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) while the nomination papers for the NA-a hundred and fifty five constituency had been being submitted.
However, the PTI has determined that its applicants contesting in the upcoming through-elections on its tickets might now not participate inside the power.
In Multan, the ECP, taking word of the clash, directed motion in opposition to the culprits. Soon after, a police party raided the visitor residence of Dogar, and arrested him in conjunction with 15 PTI activists.
Capital City Police Officer (CCPO) Rana Mansoor confirmed that a raid became completed on the visitor residence of Dogar and the PTI activists had been taken into custody.
The local media quoted Dogar as telling the police that if his activists have been being rounded up, he might additionally go along with them.
A police spokesperson stated that numerous PML-N guys, which include celebration candidate Sheikh Tariq Rashid and Senator Rana Mahmoodul Hasan, had additionally been arrested.
He brought that action changed into being taken towards the activists of each the parties at the ECP’s request.
PTI activists protested towards the arrest in their colleagues and set ablaze tyres, blocking a chief avenue in Multan.
Senior PTI chief Fawad Chaudhry instructed a private TV information channel that with Dogar’s arrest, his birthday celebration’s Jail Bharo agitation movement had kicked off.
The spokesperson for the provincial election commissioner stated the Multan police have been directed to take “strict movement” in reference to the clash and publish a report to the ECP.
He brought that the ones involved inside the conflict were arrested and more humans might be taken into custody after the FIR of the incident was registered.
Taking to Twitter, former finance minister and senior PTI chief Asad Umar termed the arrest any other instance of growing fascism inside the us of a. “Funeral of democracy is being executed,” he introduced.Fawad tweeted that the arrest turned into part of the “fascist authorities’s state policy of bullet and sticks”. “The clerk has over again, on the [directives] of the PDM, filed an FIR against a devoted chief like Amir Dogar,” he claimed.
Separately, PTI resources on Wednesday disclosed that during a meeting chaired with the aid of the celebration chairman, it turned into told that its applicants contesting in the upcoming by way of-elections would only focus on their electioneering and no longer participate inside the movement.
The applicants were informed approximately the decision and asked to recognition on their election campaigns.
It became also decided that when the time got here, the PTI activists, consisting of relevant and provincial birthday celebration leaders, could voluntarily give up before the police.
Moreover, a delegation of Majlis-e-Wahdat-ul-Muslimeen (MWM), led by using Allama Raja Nasir Abbas, on Wednesday met the PTI chairman and introduced its assist for the Jail Bharo motion.
Also in a tweet, the PTI chairman criticised the police raids on former Punjab chief minister Parvez Elahi’s residence in Gujrat. Imran stated that he condemned the “repeated” police raids on Elahi’s domestic.