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Pakistan: Joint Investigation Team summons Imran Khan for May 9 assault on Jinnah

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By Press Trust of India: A joint investigation group probing the violent assault on the historic Corps Commander House or the Jinnah House proper right here on May 9 has summoned former Pakistan prime minister Imran Khan on Tuesday.

Khan, the chief of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) social gathering, has been requested to appear sooner than the JIT at 4 pm on the Qilla Gujjar police headquarters in Lahore. He has been often called for questioning in a case registered with the Sarwar Road police station in opposition to the assault.

Jinnah House (Corps Commander House) was torched by arsonists following the anti-government protests in opposition to the arrest of former prime minister Khan on May 9.

Quite a lot of PTI social gathering workers May 9 stormed the Jinnah House and set it on fireside after vandalising it.

A joint investigation group (JIT) — customary by the Punjab interim authorities to probe arson assaults on Jinnah House and the Askari Corporate Tower in Lahore on May 9 — summoned Khan on Tuesday, sources had been quoted as saying by the Geo News.

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Khan’s arrest sparked days of avenue protests after which the PTI leaders’ exodus started, as security forces launched a crackdown in opposition to the social gathering following the assaults on civil and armed forces institutions.

At least eight people had been killed inside the violent protests inside the nation.

The violent protesters torched a static airplane inside the Mianwali district of Punjab, the hometown of Khan and attacked the ISI setting up in Faisalabad.

The mob stormed the Army headquarters (GHQ) in Rawalpindi for the first time. According to police over a dozen military installations had been vandalised or torched all through the two-day violent protests.

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The JIT headed by Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) Kamran Adil has requested the earlier prime minister — who was away from office by means of a vote of no-confidence in April ultimate 12 months — to appear sooner than the probe physique at 4 pm.

The JIT will grill Khan in reference to the May 9 riots. The Punjab Home Department has constituted 10 completely completely different JITs to probe into the assaults and violent protests on May 9, which the navy dubbed “Black Day”.

The deposed prime minister was nominated in numerous FIRs lodged at completely completely different police stations inside the province, the report added.

After receiving the uncover from the JIT, Khan consulted collectively along with his licensed group nonetheless it could not be decided however whether or not or not the PTI chairman will appear sooner than the probe physique or not, the report added.

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