Islamabad Police, assisted by compatriots from the Punjab Police and Rangers, had faced significant opposition from PTI staff since Tuesday when they attempted to execute a warrant without bail issued against Imran, who is currently holed up in Anda’s Lahore apartment.
Imran has missed hearings four times.
The police yesterday resigned after several intense shootouts involving petrol bombs and tear gas, saying operations had been halted during the ongoing Pakistan Super League (PSL). Separately, the Lahore High Court ordered LEA to stop the action until 10 am today.
Around 12 pm Thursday (today), the Zaman Park Dawn.com correspondent said a number of PTI workers with sticks and slings had gathered outside on Canal Road. They blocked Imran’s apartment with containers and shouted slogans supporting their party leader.
Supporters of the former prime minister also laid stones on several roads leading to the Garden of Ages.
On the other hand, the police had started to gather at Mall Road.