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. Hassan Abbas says:

    this is such a ridiculous thing.

  2. Saeed says:

    Imran khan is very straight forward and daring Pakistani. It is unfortunate that he got such treatment.
    In our society majority goes for their own/personal interests and crosses the limit.
    When a daring son of Pakistan (Imran Khan) devotes himself heartedly despite of all the luxuries and comforts of life just for the sake of pakistan, he is treated so badly why?
    Why we not support such true heroes to make them successful and on the whole for the freedom/victory of our country. ?
    I am proud of his greatness and devotion for Pakistan.

  3. Ahson Hasan says:

    I can only say that this is a fall of a hero. Looking at this particular picture I feel agonizingly sad and believe that when nation’s start treating their heroes in such a manner, the downfall and collapse of the system is not too far away.

    I belong to a generation when Imran was our role-model, a remarkable character who led from the front and never gave up.

    I perhaps have no words to express my frustration. It’s highly disappointing.

  4. Rafay Kashmiri says:

    D_A_N Bhai,

    Could you just check a comment (click further) by
    Aqil Sajjad today at 6.17 pm. I think he is living on the
    same planet, but on different continent !!

    Hum waha’n hein jahan say hum ko bhi
    kuch hamari khaber nehein atti.

    I say this , (on the mental conditioning, and
    brain washing of Pakistanis by media)

    Pila pila kay rindo’n nay mujh diwanay ko
    Siwaiy hosh kay rakha nehein kahein kaa

  5. Sohail Agha says:

    Khush-kismat hai woh jo
    Zindagi-bhar zinda raha

    It takes courage, a lot of courage and sacrifice to stand-up for the cause you believe in. It’s very easy to provide the commentary from the sidelines than to be on the forefront.

    Salute to all those ‘Walking the Walk’.

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