Quetta police arrive in Lahore to arrest Imran Khan

A Quetta police team arrived in Lahore on Friday to arrest Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan.

A five-person squad led by Superintendent of Police (SP) Investigations Nadeem had arrived in Lahore, according to local media reports, to apprehend the PTI chairman.

Deputy Superintendent of Police Abdul Sattar, a sub-inspector, and two additional policemen are part of the team.

A local court in Quetta had issued the PTI leader a non-bailable arrest warrant the day before in connection with a case filed against him under various sections of the Pakistan Penal Code (PPC) and the Prevention of Cyber Crimes Act (PECA) 2016.

The arrest warrant was issued by the judge, who also instructed the police to take the former prime minister to court.

A first information report (FIR) was filed at a police station in Quetta against Khan for the remarks he made at a speech on Sunday about state institutions.

Abdul Khalil Kakar, the complainant, filed a police report against the PTI leader at the Bijli Road Police Station. The PPC’s Sections 153A, 124A, and 505 as well as Section 20 of the PECA were included in the FIR.

The PTI leader’s statement, according to Kakar, was an effort to undermine public peace and order.