PTI refuses to allow Zaman Park search operation


Six more ‘terrorists’ escaping Zaman Park arested

The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf has refused to allow a police party to conduct a search operation of party chairman Imran Khan’s Zaman Park residence in the provincial capital as the authorities seek to detain “terrorists” present inside his house.

The government’s negotiation team, after securing search warrants from an anti-terrorism court, was at Zaman Park for more than an hour and discussed the SOPs with the PTI chief and his legal team, but they could not make headway.

Imran Khan has put forth some of his conditions for the search, and the delegation will present them before the government.

The authorities also presented the “evidence” before the PTI chief about the terrorists’ who attacked, smashed and set ablaze military installations presence inside his residence, but he did not budge.

Meanwhile, the Punjab Police on Friday claimed to have arrested six more alleged terrorists attempting to flee from Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan’s Zaman Park residence.

Lahore Capital City Police Officer Bilal Saddique Kamyana said that six more “terrorists” were arrested fleeing ex-PM Imran Khan’s Zaman Park residence, taking the total arrests to 14.

According to CCPO four of the alleged “terrorists” were involved in the attack on Askari Tower while two of them were among those who ransacked the Corps Commander House Lahore [Jinnah House].

The arrest comes a day after Punjab Caretaker Information Minister Amir Mir claimed that eight “terrorists” had been arrested while they were escaping from Zaman Park area.

Meanwhile, police have claimed that ‘terrorists’ arrested from Zaman Park were in contact with the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leadership.

Revealing the identity of the arrested ‘terrorists’ Punjab police claimed Bakhat Alam and Mumtaz Mardan were in contact with the PTI KP leadership.