Punjab and Balochistan governments on Tuesday imposed Section 144 in the province in wake of protests being staged across the province following the arrest of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman and former prime minister Imran Khan in Al-Qadir Trust case.
The decisions to impose Section 144 was taken after agitated protesters stormed government buildings and blocked roads for traffic following Imran Khan’s arrest.
Punjab caretaker government has called in Rangers, while the mobile and internet services in the province have also been shut down.
Important decisions have been made in the Provincial Intelligence Committee meeting chaired by Additional Chief Secretary Home Department in view of the law and order situation in the entire province.
Islamabad administration also imposed Section 144 in the capital territory.
Earlier today, the PTI chairman was arrested from the premises of the Islamabad High Court on Tuesday afternoon.
Imran Khan was arrested by a team of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) that was assisted by a large contingent of the Rangers personnel, when he was marking his attendance through biometric verification.
The NAB chairman issued the arrest warrants for Imran Khan. The PTI chairman has been shifted to the NAB Rawalpindi office, according to sources.
Security has been beefed up outside the NAB Rawalpindi office. Police has blocked all roads leading to the office. Anti-Riot Force, FC contingents and additional police force has reached outside the NAB office.