Sanam Javed, an activist of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), has been placed under a two-day judicial remand following her alleged connection to the Zaman Park case in Lahore. The court ordered her detention after considering arguments from both sides.
Magistrate Shabbir Ahmed has instructed that Javed, who has been apprehended for the fifth time since the May 9 incident, be presented to the relevant Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) after the remand concludes.
Javed’s re-arrest occurred shortly after she was released from Kot Lakhpat Jail. The First Information Report (FIR) filed against her accuses her of participating in an assault on a police party. This development underscores the ongoing legal challenges PTI activists face due to political tensions.
The situation escalated into violent clashes throughout Pakistan following the arrest of former prime minister and PTI chief Imran Khan at the Islamabad High Court (IHC).
Protests erupted in both remote and major cities, leading to the deployment of armed forces in Balochistan, Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, and Islamabad to maintain law and order. These events included an attack on army installations and the Corps Commander’s House in Lahore by PTI workers, marking a significant escalation in the political unrest.