Govt hasn’t decided Imran Khan’s house arrest, says Naqvi

Punjab’s caretaker Chief Minister refutes accusations of PTI’s arrested females’ ill treatment

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The interim chief minister of Punjab Mohsin Naqvi has said that the government has not decided whether to place Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan under house arrest.

Following Imran Khan’s arrest in a corruption case on May 9 — a day the army branded as “Black Day” — Khan’s party has been feeling the heat of the state’s power after his outraged workers stormed military sites, including the Lahore Corps Commanders House (Jinnah House) and the General Headquarters (GHQ) in Rawalpindi.

The interim chief minister made his remarks during a news conference in Lahore following allegations that the government would be considering turning Khan’s home in Zaman Park, Lahore, into a sub-jail and placing him under house arrest.

The PTI claims that its female supporters have been abused in jails, and thousands of workers have been detained in relation to the incident on May 9. These workers also include women.

In a speech, PTI Chairman Khan urged the Supreme Court to take a suo motu notice of the alleged abuse of his female employees while they were detained and requested the legal system to step in.

The accusations were refuted by the chief minister.

“Women have been treated fairly and according to the law. The chief minister said that the PTI was using propaganda to spread the idea that women were being abused in jails.

He declared that “the events that occurred on May 9 are unprecedented.”

The chief minister also stated that the government will exercise no restraint, regardless of how powerful the alleged assailants of Jinnah House might be.

In answer to a query, CM Naqvi stated that Khadija Shah, a supporter of the PTI, was being held by the police and an identity parade will be held for her. The query was raised after Shah’s video apology for her “actions” on May 9 went popular on social media on Sunday.