No Decision Yet On Putting Imran Khan Under House Arrest: Naqvi

No Decision Yet On Putting Imran Khan Under House Arrest: Naqvi
Punjab Caretaker Chief Minister Mohsin Naqvi has said that the government has not decided whether to place Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan under house arrest.

Following his detention in a corruption case on May 9 — a day the army termed as "Black Day"—Khan's party has been feeling the heat of the state's power after his outraged workers stormed military sites, including the Lahore Corps Commanders House and the General Headquarters (GHQ) in Rawalpindi.

Naqvi expressed these remarks during a news conference in Lahore following allegations that the government would be considering turning Khan's home in Zaman Park, Lahore, into a sub-jail and placing him under house arrest.

The PTI claimed that its female supporters have been abused in jails and that thousands of workers have been detained in relation to the incident on May 9.

While addressing his party workers, Imran Khan urged the Supreme Court to take suo motu notice of the alleged abuse of his female employees in detention and requested the judiciary to step in. However, the accusations were refuted by the chief minister.

Naqvi said, "Women have been treated fairly and according to the law." The PTI was using propaganda to spread the idea that women were being abused in jails, he added.

CM Naqvi said that only 11 of the 32 women who were detained were still in jail today. The senior provincial official also stated that it is the responsibility of his government to guarantee the safety of "mothers and sisters." He declared that "the events that occurred on May 9 are unprecedented."

The chief minister also stated that the government will exercise no restraint, regardless of how powerful the alleged assailants of Jinnah House might be.

In answer to a query, Naqvi stated that Khadija Shah, a supporter of the PTI, was being held by the police and an identity parade would be held for her.