ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Vice Chairman Shah Mehmood Qureshi strongly condemned the arrest of and tortured of PTI Chairman Imran Khan and called a meeting of a ‘seven-member Emergency Committee’ set up by the party chairman forthwith to chalk out a comprehensive strategy to ensure safe and speedy release of Imran Khan.
In a statement on Tuesday, PTI Vice Chairman convened the meeting of the ‘Emergency Committee’ consisted of senator Saifullah Khan Nayee, Senator Azam Swati, Senator Ejaz Chaudhry, PTI senior leaders Murad Saeed, Ali Amin Khan Gandapur and Hassan Niazi.
He said that the senior leadership and the emergency committee meeting was convened to review the situation from every aspect and announce a comprehensive plan of action.
He said the violent arrest of PTI Chairman was completely unjustifiable and unacceptable, announcing that PTI would hold peaceful but strong and effective protest countrywide to ensure release of the PTI chairman at the earliest.
Qureshi said that the Islamabad High Court (IHC) was stormed to violently detained Imran Khan despite the fact he even offered voluntarily arrest in his statement before appearing the court.
He said that detaining Imran Khan was naked a fascism and reprehensible by storming the IHC during biometrics and injuring the lawyers.
Qureshi stated that Chief Justice IHC took immediate notice of the arrest of Imran Khan from the court premises.
However, he appealed that Chief Justice IHC should issue order for his immediate recovery and court appearance.
PTI Vice Chairman stated that the entire nation was deeply concerned about the health and safety of the Chairman PTI.
Qureshi announced that the PTI would hold a peaceful but very effective protest against the arrest of the PTI Chairman.
He stated that there was a great resentment and anger in the entire nation against the violence and arrest of PTI Chairman.
Qureshi said that the PTI would record their strong protest without taking the law into their hands, vowing that they would fight this war with political and legal methods for the safe recovery and release of the Chairman.