The capital police on Wednesday arrested party secretary general Asad Umar from the premises of the Islamabad High Court.
Umar was heading to the Supreme Court to challenge Imran’s arrest, when he was taken into custody by the police in cases pertaining to causing damage to state property, according to the Islamabad police.
PTI’s official Twitter account shared videos of Umar’s arrest, which showed dozens of policemen surrounding and dragging him, presumably, towards a police van.
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Senior Vice President Fawad Chaudhry was also arrested from outside the Supreme Court premises late Wednesday night as the authorities tightened the noose around the opposition party after violent protests broke out following party chairman Imran Khan’s arrest.
Amid the ongoing crackdown on the PTI leaders and workers, the senior party leader had been inside the Supreme Court since 11am (for more than 12 hours) in a bid to evade arrest.