The implementation of Section 144 in Lahore was unnecessary which brought the police and the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) workers face to face, leaving one PTI worker dead. Now, the Punjab police have established a fact-finding committee to look into the murder of the PTI worker that occurred during a crackdown on people attending the party’s rally on Thursday.
In general, the impact of an individual’s death on Pakistani politics depends on various factors such as the individual’s political affiliation, the circumstances of their death, and the reactions of their party and supporters. If the PTI worker’s death was due to political violence, it could potentially lead to protests and demonstrations by PTI supporters and put pressure on the government to take action against the perpetrators. The party may also use the incident to highlight their stance on law and order issues and gain support from the public.
However, if the cause of death is not political or if it does not gain significant media attention, it may not have a significant impact on Pakistani politics. Ultimately, the impact of any event on Pakistani politics depends on the complex dynamics of the country’s political landscape.
Imran Khan has demanded an investigation into incidents of police clashes with workers, particularly the death of Ali Bilal, claiming that he was murdered by Punjab police. Following his demand, a probe has been ordered by the Punjab inspector general of police so far in the case of the deceased PTI worker.
The action could have been avoided as the PTI was preparing to start a protest to show its support for the judiciary, the government enacted section 144, which outlaws all types of meetings. Imran posted a video that he said showed the employee alive as he was being taken to the police station, alleging that the police were responsible for Bilal’s murder. He also uploaded a picture of his dead body, showing the bloodstain on his forehead. The circumstances surrounding Bilal’s death, as well as his time and location of death, should be looked into by the police. If Bilal was in police custody as claimed on social media, the investigation should check that.