On Wednesday, an Anti-Terrorism Court in Lahore gave the green light for police to take PTI Chairman Imran Khan into custody in relation to the Jinnah House attack case. The Deputy Inspector General of Investigation submitted the request for permission to detain the former prime minister for questioning.
Currently, Imran Khan is already serving a three-year jail term in Attock Jail for a conviction in the Toshakhana case. The court’s decision comes after police arrested multiple PTI leaders and activists for their role in the violent protests on May 9, which targeted public and military establishments in several cities, including Lahore.
During these events, a faction of PTI protesters aggressively entered Jinnah House in Lahore, causing damage and setting the building on fire. Khan was subsequently implicated in the case for allegedly encouraging the violent acts.