Journalist Imran Riaz Khan has reportedly been arrested. According to Express News, their anchor person has been take into the police custody.
As per initial reports, Imran Riaz Khan was arrested by Attock police near Islamabad toll plaza. It should be noted that the Islamabad High Court had directed not to arrest the anchor person.
A video of the moment Imran Riaz Khan arrest has been going viral on social media. Social media has extended support to Imran Riaz Khan.
How many Khans will you arrest. Arrest me as well because i am also Standing with Imran Riaz Khan.#IStandWithImranRiazKhan#istandwithimranriaz#میں_بھی_عمران_ریاض_ہوں pic.twitter.com/Y8FR6wkRZ0
— 𝗜𝗥𝗙𝗔𝗡 𝗕𝗔𝗡𝗚𝗔𝗦𝗛 (@TheIrfanBangash) July 5, 2022
Former Human Rights Minister and PTI leader Shireen Mazari termed the act of arresting the anchorperson a “violation of order passed by the Chief Justice Islamabad High Court.”
Punjab police take @ImranRiazKhan into custody at Isl toll plaza in violation of order passed by CJ IHC. Clearly no respect for courts by Imported Govt. So is there in effect tacit martial law now where no Qs asked;no criticism or dissenting views allowed? #PakistanUnderFascism
— Shireen Mazari (@ShireenMazari1) July 5, 2022