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PTI leaders Azam Swati, Andleeb Abbas, Shibli Faraz taken into custody by police

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PTI leaders Azam Swati, Andleeb Abbas, Shibli Faraz taken into custody by police

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leaders including provincial president Azam Swati, the party’s Punjab information secretary Andleeb Abbas and Shibli Faraz were taken into custody by police from F-8 Kachehri in Islamabad on Saturday.

Earlier a local court in Islamabad sent about a 100 workers of the PTI and the Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) to Adiala Jail on a 14-day judicial remand for attacking state institutions and violating Section 144.

The PTI workers gathered outside the court to protest the detention of party activists by police. They stopped prison vans near district courts at F-8 and demanded release of the prisoners.

The Inspector General Islamabad police Tahir Alam asked the protestors in F-8 courts to disperse immediately.

Tahir Alam said that the police will arrest if the workers do not disperse as under Section 144 gathering of more than five persons is prohibited.

The PTI leader Azam Swati lambasted the capital police for inhuman treatment meted out to PTI workers. He said that hundreds of the PTI workers were arrested unlawfully.

Swati said that arrested workers were not given food as well as were not even allowed to drink water in a hot & humid weather condition.

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