Karachi—Scores of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) workers gathered outside Governor’s House on Friday to lodge a protest against what a senior party leader said arrest of workers in a police raid on Thursday.
“We want to condemn arrest of our workers here since the governor is a representative of federation,” said Arif Alvi, senior Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leader and a National Assembly Member from Karachi.
Commuters faced difficulties as the protest caused a gridlock in the centre of the metropolis. A large number of policemen were deployed around the governor’s house to maintain peace.
Police on Thursday had arrested over 100 workers of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) as they gathered in Sector E-11 in Islamabad to attend a Youth Convention ahead of party’s planned “lockdown” of the federal capital and hours after Islamabad High Court’s order against the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s plan.
The government says PTI workers were arrested for violation of section 144 under which the party was not allowed to hold a gathering in the federal capital.