Heavy contingent of police arrived outside Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leader Jahangir Tareen’s house in Islamabad, a day after the leader filed a petition against the prime minister in the Lahore High Court, Express News reported.
According to reports, the PTI leader was not at home when police authorities arrived. Further, the motive behind officials surrounding Tareen’s residence remains unknown.
Talking to media, Tareen confirmed that a contingent of police arrived outside his residence. The PTI leader said it was for the first time that police had been sent to his house, saying his party will not retreat from its objectives.
Meanwhile, police have reportedly dispersed from outside the house of the PTI leader.
Tareen on Wednesday filed a petition in LHC, seeking disqualification of the prime minister over the involvement of his family members in offshore businesses. In the constitutional petition, the PTI leader submitted the Panama Papers had revealed the massive corruption of the ruling elite, confirming the Sharif family was involved in money laundering.
The petitioner contended a reference was sent to the National Assembly speaker against the premier but the former dismissed the reference instead of referring it to the election commission.
Further, the Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Thursday ordered authorities not to place any containers or block roads for Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI)’s Islamabad lockdown on November 2.
“No one will be allowed to shut down Islamabad on Nov 2,” Judge Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui said while hearing petitions filed against the mass protest. “Fundamental rights of common man cannot be compromised in the name of protest,” he added, according to Radio Pakistan.
The order stated that though it is PTI’s right to register protest, no party will be allowed to siege the city.