The Islamabad police on Tuesday arrested Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Shahbaz Gill for inciting violence against state institutions.
According to Geo News, a spokesperson of the Islamabad police said that the PTI leader was taken into custody for making statements against the state institutions and inciting the people to rebellion.
The spokesperson added that a case has been registered against the PTI leader at the Banigala Police Station.
Following the news, PTI chairperson Imran Khan took to Twitter and said: “This is an abduction not an arrest. Can such shameful acts take place in any democracy? Political workers treated as enemies. And all to make us accept a foreign backed government of crooks.”
In a tweet, PTI leader Fawad Chaudhry said that Gill was picked up by unidentified personnel in cars with missing number plates.
In a press conference, Adviser to Punjab Chief Minister Omar Sarfraz Cheema said that the party expects higher courts to take immediate notice of the arrest.
It is pertinent to mention that the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) had issued a show-cause notice to ARY News on Monday for airing comments from Gill, stating that the remarks were “highly hateful and seditious”.
“Gill tried to malign the federal government, claiming the government functionaries are spearheading a campaign through social media cell for propagating anti-army narrative,” the PEMRA had stated.