LAHORE: Police and other law enforcers pulled back from former premier Imran Khan’s Zaman Park residence on Wednesday, putting a halt to clashes that had erupted after police tried to arrest the PTI chairman in the Toshakhana case.
More contingents in the wee hours of Wednesday reached PTI Chairman Imran Khan’s Zaman Park residence — where a stand-off between party supporters and law enforcers has been going on for more than 20 hours — for the former prime minister’s arrest in the Toshakhana case.
A tense situation prevailed in Lahore on Wednesday morning as police made a fresh attempt to arrest former prime minister Imran Khan. Many PTI supporters have been taken into custody from around Zaman Park during Wednesday clashes.
Subsequently, celebrations erupted at Zaman Park, where PTI supporters cheered “chasing the Rangers away”.
Earlier, the official PTI Twitter handle stated that open firing had begun by the Rangers and police with Imran’s residence under “extreme attack”.
The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) workers and supporters on Tuesday night took control of Zaman Park Lahore following an hours-long face-off with police, who arrived to arrest former prime minister Imran Khan.