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Zaman Park operation: Police enter Imran Khan’s residence after breaking front doors

In Imran Khan’s home in Zaman Park, the headquarters of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), police activities have begun. In preparation for the operation at Zaman Park, the police have encircled the area with containers and deployed numerous security personnel.

By Helen WaltersPublished about a year ago 3 min read

Police enter Imran Khan’s residence after breaking front doors

In Imran Khan’s home in Zaman Park, the headquarters of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), police activities have begun.

In preparation for the operation at Zaman Park, the police have encircled the area with containers and deployed numerous security personnel.

Several PTI staffers were also detained when the party members began hurling stones at the officials.

Workers from the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), who came to greet Imran Khan during his court hearing, are arrested in G-11 for breaking Section 144.

Not only this but to security concerns, internet service has been blocked in sector G-11, and severe security measures have been established per court orders.

Section 144 has been enforced on the city as former prime minister Imran Khan prepares to appear in court in the Toshakhana scandal.

The party will also collaborate with the authorities to inquire into cases reported over conflicts that happened on March 14 and 15.

It has also been agreed that the PTI will organize a public meeting on Monday instead of Sunday while it seeks the authority's permission. The PTI would also inform the authorities five days before holding the gathering.

The government will implement the parameters developed for the protection of the PTI chairman, and the party will submit a request for security to the responsible authorities.

Police break into Imran Khan's home as Zaman park operation continues

LAHORE – In a surprise move, police stormed into the mansion of PTI Chairman Imran Khan in Zaman Park after an operation was conducted on Saturday to clear the area as the former premier traveled to Islamabad to attend a hearing in the Toshakhana case.

Reports said Canal Road, Dharampura, Mall Road underpass, and other locations had been stopped for traffic while shipping containers had been erected around Zaman Park. Internet and mobile phone services have been interrupted in the region.

Footages showed an anti-encroachment squad having removed all camps set up by the PTI workers near Canal Road and at Zaman Park. Approximately 10,000 security people are taking part in the operation. The action triggered fights between Imran Khan's followers and police, hurting seven individuals, including a policeman. Reports said police had arrested around two dozen workers of the PTI.

The current instability comes a couple of days after the Punjab capital saw violent riots when police tried to arrest Imran Khan in the Toshakhana case. The violent scenario ended after the Lahore High Court (LHC) prohibited police from the Zaman Park operation.

On Thursday, the Punjab government and the PTI reached an agreement to defuse continuing tension that simmered when fights occurred between supporters of Imran Khan and law officers during a try to detain him.

As per the agreement, the PTI will work with the administration to implement arrest and search warrants. The agreement adds that the political party will also collaborate with authorities to investigate cases registered over conflicts occurring on March 14 and 15. It also permitted the law officers to conduct search operations at Zaman Park concerning the cases.

Earlier this week, numerous PTI leaders, including Imran Khan, and party workers were booked for violence at Zaman Park. Police reported that more than 60 employees were hurt as Imran Khan's supporters resorted to stone pelting and launched petrol bombs.

Govt Defends Operation

In a statement, temporary Punjab information minister Amir Mir said the court had not restricted such activity, adding that no one would be allowed to make Zaman Park a no-go area. Mr. Mir claimed the government did not want to operate in the presence of Imran Khan.

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