Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan has given the authorities permission to examine his Zaman Park home after they alleged that “30-40 terrorists” responsible for the mayhem on May 9 were “hiding” there.
An officer with the rank of superintendent of police would reportedly head the group, which will also include female staff. The search party will be led by the Commissioner of the Lahore Division.
. Legal counsel for Khan has arrived at Zaman Park and, upon review of the warrants, will give the green light to conduct the search operation.
On Wednesday, the Punjab government said that “30-40 terrorists were hiding inside Khan’s residence” and offered PTI 24 hours to hand over these criminals or face punishment.
After Thursday’s deadline, however, nothing was done.
Later, Punjab’s Minister of Information Amir Mir stated that, with Khan’s agreement and in front of cameras, law enforcement would investigate his home in an effort to catch “terrorists.”
“We have decided that instead of a head-on collision, we will send a delegation to Khan sahab under the supervision of the Lahore commissioner,” Mir said to Geo News.
They’ll approach Khan with a request to search the area. Since there are reportedly terrorists there, a police party of 400 will accompany the trip, he said.
Six more terrorists arrested
Earlier, CCPO Bilal Saddique Kamyana of the Lahore Police Department said that he had apprehended six more “terrorists” who had been trying to flee from Khan’s Zaman Park home.
CCPO Kamyana claims that two of the “terrorists” who ransacked the Corps Commander House in Lahore were also involved in the attack on Askari Tower.
The Punjab caretaker information minister announced on Thursday that eight “terrorists” were apprehended as they attempted to flee from the Zaman Park neighborhood of Lahore.
The terrorists who were apprehended had previously been recognized, and he claimed that they were linked to the May 9 attack on the Lahore Corps Commander House.
Reference against judge
Hours before Lahore Commissioner Muhammad Ali Randhawa and PTI leaders were set to meet to negotiate a search operation in Zaman Park, CCPO Kamyana confirmed the arrests.
Meanwhile, police in Lahore have blocked off all access to Zaman Park and closed off the road connecting Mall Road and Dharmapura.
Today, Chief Minister of Punjab Mohsin Naqvi ordered that all charges filed against the criminals be aggressively followed and that all “fugitives” be apprehended without delay.
The purpose of the conference was to discuss the current state of law and order in the province and to update attendees on the ongoing efforts to track down those responsible for the violence that occurred on May 9.
Concerns were also voiced about the suspected facilitation of the attackers of the Faisalabad office of the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI).
Among those accused of involvement in the attack is one Ali Afzal Sahi, who is said to be a close relative of a judge.
A judge was referred for offering extraordinary facilities to terrorists, and the “illegal and unconstitutional facilitation” of individuals accused of violence was also agreed to be addressed during the session.
“Facilitation of the suspects is equivalent to the murder of justice,” the meeting concluded.