Officials tried again on Wednesday to catch Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party leader Imran Khan at his Lahore mansion in Zaman Park. They are extending the standoff that had started the day before.
In the most recent fights during the almost 20-hour operation to arrest the head of the PTI. Police started firing tear gas rounds and using water cannons against PTI workers and supporters who were not willing to give up. A large number of PTI supporters have been arrested.
On social media, Farhan Saeed and many people who support Imran Khan have spoken out against the government for taking such strong measures. Many famous people have spoken out against it as well.
Farhan Saeed tweeted, “When Imran Khan became PM, all the actors and players were so fast to praise him, they even went and met him. Today, either they have changed their mind about him, which is fair enough; they have all the rights, or they are terrified to talk, which is worrying.”
When @ImranKhanPTI became PM, all the actors , players were so quick to congratulate him, even go and meet him, today either they have changed their opinion about him which is fair enough, they have all the right or they’re scared to speak which is worrisome.#ZamanPark pic.twitter.com/mRIuE9WpjQ— Farhan Saeed (@farhan_saeed) March 15, 2023
As Adnan Siddiqui put it, “It’s amazing to see people of different backgrounds unite for a common cause, driven by their enthusiasm and commitment.” “In the history of our country, there has never been so much support for a political figure.” In favor of PTI and a supporter of Imran Khan.
It’s incredible to witness people from all walks of life coming together with a shared sense of purpose, fueled by their passion and dedication. Such an outpouring of support for a leader is unprecedented in the history of our country #PeoplePower #PTIfamily— Adnan Siddiqui (@adnanactor) March 15, 2023
According to Haroon Shahid, “Because shelling has proven ineffective, they are preparing to switch to bullets.”
Attacks on PTI.
What they fail to understand is the most Pakistani’s are at a stage where “With or without you” they’re going to take you on! Minus Imran Khan or Plus aap hamesha kay liay MINUS #imrankhanPTI— Haroon Shahid (@Haroon_5hahid) March 15, 2023
Tweeted singer Annie Khalid: “The current uprising can be described as Jihad. As I sit here in London, I can’t help but wish that I were there tonight, protecting my leader and PTI team with my people. I honor this country; its citizens are true heroes. Pakistan under Jinnah.”
What is happening today is JIHAD. Sitting in London I wish I wish I wish I could be there tonight standing with my people- to protect my leader. I salute this nation, you are all hero’s! Jinnah’s Pakistan 🇵🇰— Annie Khalid (@annie_khalid) March 14, 2023
Khadijah Shah, the owner of Elan, had been preoccupied with assisting the demonstrators. The upper mall is being shelled, and the frontline warriors need tons of water. You can hardly breathe since the air is heavy with tear gas. People keep going and distributing water, masks, and Ventolin inhalers.
Is there anyone who has a connect in PTA? Zaman park has no internet, what is the legal justification of cutting off their television & internet? The people of zamanpark who have suffered through this ordeal alongside IK should do a class action suit on the caretaker government! pic.twitter.com/8CFM2zCBdr— KhadijahShah (@khadijah_shah) March 15, 2023
News says that cell and internet service has been cut off in the Zaman Park neighborhood and nearby areas. Because of the declared state of emergency, all schools in the Mall Road area are currently closed.
Rangers who have camped out on Mall Road have blocked access to the area around the Former Prime Minister’s Zaman Park home. Several vehicles and a traffic enforcement post were set on fire.