PTI’s protestors target national symbols

PTI’s protestors target national symbols

Pak Chronicle Web Desk

Imran Khan’s arrest, who is the former premier of Pakistan, has sparked violence across the country which has put a halt to normal life in major cities.

Imran Khan was arrested on the behest of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) which has filed a corruption case against him in the NAB court.

The NAB is currently investigating an alleged corruption case against Imran Khan involving an amount of 190 million UK pounds. Reportedly Imran Khan handed over 190 pounds to Malik Riaz which was basically handed over to the Pakistani government by National Crime Agency (NCA) of UK.

The NCA had retrieved this amount from the business tycoon after he had failed to justify the legal status of this amount.

The former premier was arrested from the premises of the Islamabad High Court after which massive protest demonstrations erupted in Pakistan. The protestors literally paralyzed life in the country and they targeted various objects during their protest demonstrations.

Ironically besides causing losses to private properties, the protestors also set on ablaze the properties and objects which are valued as national symbols.

One such place is the residence of Corps Commander Lahore which was attacked by PTI’s violent supporters.

Corps Commander House, Lahore was originally owned by a person named Mohan Lal Bashin.

The founder of Pakistan, Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah acquired the property from the owner in 1943.  This building is also known as Jinnah House.

After the death of the founder of Pakistan, the property was handed over to Syed Maratab Ali in 1948. Maratab Ali is stated to be the representative of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah.

Later on during the same year it became the residence of Corps Commander Lahore.

As Quaid-e-Azam had association with this residence, storming this building by the PTI’s protestors amounted to targeting a national symbol.

Moreover, the same building also represents its iconic worth in the matters of Pakistani defense as it is being resided by a top official of the Pakistani army.

In a purported audio call between Pakistan Teh­reek-e-Insaf leader Ejaz Chaudhry and his son Ali Chaudhry has clear hints of the PTI leadership’s involvement in Tuesday’s attack on the residence of Lahore Corps Commander.

In the alleged audio, both father and son can be heard rejoicing over the damage caused to the army officers’ residence and it transpires from the conversation that the PTI leadership had told its workers to gather at Jinnah House, now the residence of Lahore Corps Commander.

While targeting another state symbol, some protestors also thronged Pakistan Army’s GHQ, situated in Rawalpindi.

Some protesters set ablaze the jet fighter F-7 P which was put on exhibition outside of Mianwali Airbase.

The protesters also attacked the historic building of Radio Pakistan Peshawar and badly damaged it. This historic building is another national symbol.

The protestors have been attacking other government properties as well to record their protest demonstration. The 6th Road Metro Station in Rawalpindi was also burnt by these protestors. They attacked the hospitals and caused massive damages to them.

After the arrest of the former premier, the Islamabad High Court in its judgment into the case had declared his arrest as legal.

However, on Thursday, the Supreme Court of Pakistan termed the arrest of Imran Khan as unlawful and ordered him to appear before Islamabad High Court on Friday.

Meanwhile the majority of the citizens of Pakistan continue to live in the country without having internet access which was disconnected after the arrest of Imran Khan.




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