Imran Khan, the leader of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and a former prime minister, was detained by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Tuesday outside the Islamabad High Court in connection with the Al-Qadir Trust Case, setting off nationwide demonstrations.
When a large contingent of Rangers surrounded his vehicle and took him into custody, the PTI Chairman was on his way to Islamabad High Court to obtain bail in two cases.
PTI employees who had gathered around the party leader as he appeared in court are said to have been hurt as a result of a commotion with law enforcement over the arrest.
Imran was captured on camera being driven away in a car while leaving the wheelchair he had been using since being shot in the leg the previous year.
Fawad Chaudhry, a senior PTI leader, claimed on Twitter that Rangers had “occupied” the Islamabad High Court, tortured lawyers, and surrounded Khan’s vehicle.
Canal Road, Liberty Chowk, Shanghai Pull, GPO Chowk, Akbar Chowk, Mall Road bridge, Mughapura, Dharampur, Sundardas Road, and other streets are currently closed because of protests, according to City Traffic Police Lahore.
PTI workers began staging protests in Karachi at various locations, blocking the streets.
The protesters have reportedly blocked the Nursery Main Highway, according to the Karachi Police.
The commuters were advised by the city police to take alternate routes from Sindhi Muslim to Allahwali Chowrangi, from Tipu Sultan Burj to the airport via a U-turn, and from Baloch Colony to Mehmoodabad.
Similar to this, PTI employees are demonstrating at the Islamabad Expressway’s Koral and Khanna Stops.
Lehtrar Road and Peshawar Road are recommended as alternate routes by the Capital Police.