Pakistan police launch crackdown on Imran Khan’s party workers ahead of Minar-e-Pakistan rally

Pakistan police on Saturday launched a crackdown on party workers and blocked the road leading to the location, ahead of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI)’s public gathering at Minar-e-Pakistan.

The routes leading to Minar-e-Pakistan from Ravi Bridge and Railway Station are blocked and the containers have been placed at the Shah Alam Market. Meanwhile, PTI has also claimed that their 50-plus workers from different areas of Rahim Yar Khan, while 26 workers including PTI leader Javed Akhtar Ansari’s son were arrested in Multan.

The PTI claimed that many workers have also been detained from Lodhran and Bhakkar. The former prime minister announced staging a “historic” public gathering at Minar-e-Pakistan in Lahore on 19 March as part of his ongoing election campaign.

However, the Lahore High Court (LHC) stopped the PTI from holding a rally and asked the party to let citizens live their routine lives. Later, Imran Khan again announced a power show on 22 March at the same venue.

His announcement comes a day after clashes erupted between the police and PTI supporters as Imran Khan reached the judicial complex in Islamabad to appear before the court in the Toshakhana case.

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