Islamabad (Web Desk): Former aviation minister and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Ghulam Sarwar was arrested from the federal capital on Wednesday morning.
According to police the PTI was arrested for his alleged involvement in the May 9 incidents.
Many PTI leaders and hundreds of workers were booked under terrorism charges following the violent protests and riots sparked by the arrest of the party chief by paramilitary troops on the directions of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) in the Al-Qadir Trust case on May 9.
The PTI supporters allegedly attacked and torched state installations, leaving at least eight dead and dozens others injured during their violent protests.
The demonstrators attacked the General Headquarters (GHQ) in Rawalpindi and the Lahore Corps Commander's House (Jinnah House), and ransacked relics of martyrs.
Following the incidents, the civil and military leadership resolved to give exemplary punishment under the Army Act to all those involved in hooliganism, arson, ransacking of public and private properties, attacking sensitive military installations and desecration of martyrs’ monuments on May 9.
On Tuesday, An anti-terrorism court (ATC) in Lahore on Tuesday issued a non-bailable arrest warrant for the PTI chairman and other party leaders in cases pertaining to vandalism during the May 9 riots.