Last week, clashes broke out between the Islamabad police and the activists of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) outside the Federal Judicial Complex. The police have now claimed that the riots and vandalism were not a spontaneous occurrence, but a deliberate and planned attack by the PTI.
According to a spokesperson for the Islamabad police, 63 officers and police personnel were injured while providing security to the judicial complex and court staff. The police have named PTI leader Shibli Faraz as the accused in the case, and his role will be determined by the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) investigating the matter.
The police spokesperson has further claimed that the transfer of the court from F-8 Katchehry to the judicial complex was implemented at the demand of Shibli Faraz and his party. The spokesperson also stated that law enforcement personnel were shelled, petrol bombs were thrown, and the protestors “deliberately vandalized” and set fire to the judicial complex with a “plan.”
The police have arrested 369 people involved in the riots. The investigation is ongoing, and the police are determined to bring the culprits to justice.
The riots and vandalism outside the Federal Judicial Complex have caused widespread condemnation from all quarters. The PTI has been accused of trying to undermine the rule of law and democratic norms in the country.
The incident is a stark reminder of the importance of peaceful protests and the rule of law in any democratic society. Violence and vandalism can never be the answer to any political or social problem. The police have the responsibility to maintain law and order and ensure the safety of citizens and public property.
In conclusion, the riots and vandalism outside the Federal Judicial Complex were deliberate and planned attacks on the rule of law and democratic norms. The police have acted swiftly to bring the culprits to justice, and the investigation is ongoing. It is important to remember that peaceful protests and the rule of law are the foundation of any democratic society.