Journalist Imran Riaz Khan:
As anchor Imran Riaz Khan was detained in Attock early on Wednesday morning, the Islamabad High Court said that it lacked jurisdiction to hear the matter and that his attorney would be better served by proceeding to the Lahore High Court.
Imran Riaz, a television celebrity, was detained by the Attock police early on Wednesday morning and yelled “Pakistan Zindabad” as he was led to a police car.
According to rumors, Mureed Abbas, an Attock local, has accused Imran Riaz of tarnishing the reputation of national security services and has filed a case against him. Imran Riaz maintains a YouTube channel where he posts opinion vlogs regarding politics, the military, and the government.
After 10 a.m. on Wednesday, a hearing regarding his late-night detention was held before the court of Chief Justice Athar Minallah of Islamabad. The attorney for Imran Riaz insisted that 17 complaints had been filed against his client, who had been taken into custody within the city limits of Islamabad. This went against a previous court directive. The Punjab police, not the Islamabad police, were arrested in this case, according to Chief Justice Athar Minallah, who noted that the court has previously discussed arrests made in Islamabad.
According to the Attock police, Imran Riaz has been taken to the police station after a FIR was registered against him in Attock.Imran Riaz Khan stated in a video statement that he was traveling to Islamabad on bail when he was caught: “I was arrested at Islamabad Toll Plaza. Chief Justice Athar Minallah ruled that I not be arrested because I don’t want to be killed. However, the Punjabi law minister said that more than 20 FIR had been filed against him in Punjab, leading to his arrest there.
Imran Riaz Khan had a first information report (FIR) filed against him in Attock, according to police, who informed the media outlet. The attorney for Anchorperson said that 17 treason cases had been filed against him in Punjab, and he was also accusing the police of contempt of court.
Imran Riaz Khan was sent to the police station, according to the authorities. Imran Riaz Khan was detained within the boundaries of Punjab, according to Punjab Law Minister Malik Ahmad Khan, dispelling the notion that he had been detained in Islamabad. Imran Khan, Fawad Chaudhry, Asad Umar, Shahbaz Gill, and other PTI officials spoke out in defense of the journalist and denounced the arrest after it had taken place.
“I strongly condemn the arbitrary arrest of Imran Riaz Khan by Punjab police today,” the PTI chairman wrote on Twitter.Imran Riaz Khan said, “I was arrested at the Islamabad Toll Plaza, as I was traveling to Islamabad on bail, while Chief Justice Athar Minallah had ordered not to arrest me,” in his video statement before being detained.
On the other hand, Imran Riaz Khan was detained in the divisions of Attock and Rawalpindi, according to Provincial Law Minister Malik Ahmad Khan, who also argued that it was incorrect that he was detained in Islamabad. He said that cases had been filed against him in Punjab.