Minister for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb says the state institutions are being challenged and attacked at Zaman Park, Lahore.
In an interview with a foreign media outlet, she said police had shown immense restraint to comply with the court orders to arrest Imran Khan in corruption cases. He, on the other hand, was not only defying court orders but also inciting his party workers to create anarchy, the minister added.
Police had no weapons and were hit with petrol bombs, sticks and stones, Ms Aurangzeb said, adding that due to these criminal acts of PTI goons, 65 police personnel including DIG Operations were injured and hospitalised.
“Imran Khan is using party workers, women and children as human shields to avoid arrest and stoke unrest in the streets of Lahore,” she maintained.
The recent audio leak was proof that Imran Khan ordered his workers and senior party officials to procure petrol to use it as a weapon against the police contingent.