Imran Khan Mistreated and Arrested

Posted on November 15, 2007
Filed Under >Owais Mughal, People, Politics, Society
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Owais Mughal

In an uncivilized turn of events, the chief of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, Imran Khan was manhandled at the Punjab University Campus today. He was later arrested by the police. A group of students kept him detained on the campus and later turned him over to the police. According to Dawn’s Report:

Pakistan Tehrik-i-Insaaf chairman Imran Khan was arrested from outside the Punjab University’s new campus on Wednesday after he had been manhandled and detained in the campus allegedly by activists of the Islami Jamiat Talaba. Imran Khan had gone to the university at the invitation of a joint action committee of students.

The visit had been approved by Qazi Hussain Ahmed, chief of Jamaat-i-Islami, to which the IJT is affiliated. On his arrival at the campus, the PTI chief was confronted reportedly by a group of IJT activists who kicked him around and punched him. They took him to a room in the Centre for High Energy Physics and detained him there for about 45 minutes.

This is an interesting (and sad) turn of events. Imran Khan‘s party and the mother party of IJT are both partners in APDM. Imran and Qazi have been seen together in many media photo shoots for the past year or so. Will today’s action by IJT guys will cause long term bad-blood between the two parties? It is left to be seen.

We strongly believe that inspite of political differences, no person deserves physical bashing and humiliation as was met out to Imran. Political differences should never be taken to such extreme where people use force to get their point across. It is wrong. Shame on those who manhandled him. I was recently reading an article on political bashing in the Wall Street Journal. It had a punch line which just kept resonating with me. It read:

Our politics suffer when passions overcome reason and vitriol becomes virtue.

Details on Imran‘s manhandling can be read here, here, here and here.

245 responses to “Imran Khan Mistreated and Arrested”

  1. abdul malik says:

    Pakistani youth educated or uneducated lost their faith in THEMSELVES and lost their faith in ALLAH. Their minds are washed by brainless Gondas and evilminded mullahs who forgot HUMANITY. HUMANITY is the best religion in the world. Pay respect to each and every living creature including Humanbeing. This IJP students are innocent and misguided by_______. They need proper guideness from learned scholars. This students are the PILLAR of future Pakistan. May ALLAH shower HIS best Blessing on IJP students.

  2. Watan Aziz says:

    We strongly believe that inspite of political differences, no person deserves physical bashing and humiliation as was met out to Imran. Political differences should never be taken to such extreme where people use force to get their point across. It is wrong. Shame on those who manhandled him.

    ditto

    Our politics suffer when passions overcome reason and vitriol becomes virtue.

    double ditto

    But what was coverage at ATP for CJP when he was slapped around like a common criminal in the eye sight of the lineup of the establishment?

    And his wife was manhandled by a policeman?

    And where were these “signatories” so earnest in their resolve when a mere crowd (and that should be condemned as well) shows up?

  3. Ammar says:

    AOA! Dis indeed was a very disgraceful moment for the whole nation. Over the years IJT has built up a reputation of being the most effective voice of students across the country & while the activities carried by Jamiat are quite appreciable;dis particular incident did disappoint everybody!

  4. imran bazmi says:

    it was a very disgraceful moment for whole the nation,
    we should not do things like that.
    we always aware of our opponents.

  5. hanan says:

    um hey !!!
    imran khan ure lukin so cute and i loved reading ur articles!!!!!!

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