Lahore: Following the arrest of former SAPM and Pakistan Justice Movement (PTI) leader Shahbaz Gill, the Punjab government has ordered the immediate arrest of those involved in the May 25 incident.
It can be recalled that after the success of the no-confidence motion against Pakistan Justice Movement (PTI) President Imran Khan, the former prime minister held successive rallies across the country and announced that the Long March will be held on May 25. Before the Long March, the then PML-N-led Punjab and Shehbaz governments launched a crackdown that arrested many workers, including dozens of leaders.
At that time, Imran Khan ended the Long March after arriving in Islamabad and said that the Long March would be held again. During this period, the PTI accused the federal government of violence against its workers and top leadership.
The PTI leadership said that Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah, Hamza Shahbaz, Ataullah Tarar and other leaders were involved in the violence on its workers and senior leadership.
In latest development, after the arrest of Shehbaz Gill, the Punjab government while taking a big decision decided to immediately arrest the people involved in May 25 violence.
Sources privy to development stated that Punjab CM Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi ordered the arrest of those involved in May 25 violence against PTI workers.
On the other hand, the Punjab Home Minister Hashim Dogar has said that action will be taken if May 25 violence was carried out on the orders of political figures or the police.
He also hopes he will receive a report of the May 25 violence within a day or two.
Dorgar also accused the federal government of trying to drag the country into civil war.