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Imran Riaz Khan detained near Islamabad

Imran Riaz Khan was arrested near Islamabad on Tuesday, his lawyer said. Imran Riaz was headed to Islamabad when he was detained at Attock for treason.

Ashfaq said his client was listed in 17 treason cases in Punjab and would sue the police for contempt.

Asad Umar condemned the arrest. He said expressing opinions shouldn’t lead to arrests. PTI Vice President Fawad Chaudhry decried the arrest and hoped for justice.

Farrukh Habib, PTI’s central information secretary, released a video of the journalist’s arrest.

In a recent YouTube video, the journalist openly addressed Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa and claimed he was threatened after asking military sources about Pakistan’s political and economic circumstances.

Several cases have been filed against senior journalists and anchors, including Khan, Sabir Shakir, Arshad Sharif, Sami Ibrahim, and Moeed Pirzada.

PTI Chairman Imran Khan denounced the filing of proceedings against the aforementioned PTI supporters in a televised address today.

Lahore High Court granted Khan protective bail in May after he was charged with sedition.

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