Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan on Monday asked the Supreme Court to take suo motu notice of the arrests of his party’s supporters by police.
Talking to reporters outside his Bani Gala residence, Khan asked under which law people were being arrested.
“This is no arrest… this is abduction.”
He reiterated that it was a trial of the judiciary, under whose watch people were being arrested.
“Nawaz Sharif is a product of dictatorship, he does not understand democracy,” he remarked.
“They are going to launch a crackdown here today. I have told workers to gear up as we will be putting up resistance.”
He said the caravan of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Pervez Khattak will reach Bani Gala after removing all obstacles created by police.
PTI and the government have locked horns since the names of members of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s family appeared in the Panama Papers leaks.
After months of verbal duels between the parties, Imran Khan announced plans to lay siege on the capital on Nov 2, and vowed to stay put until Prime Minister Nawaz resigns or presents himself for accountability in the backdrop of the Panama Papers scandal.
The government remains adamant that it will not allow the PTI to shut down Islamabad and action will be taken against the party according to law if it challenges the writ of the state.