PTI female leader arrested in Karachi: Police

PTI female leader arrested in Karachi: Police

KARACHI - A female worker of the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) was arrested on Monday for reportedly pushing a security guard and forcibly trying to enter the provincial election commissioner's office in Karachi where she had arrived with a woman candidate of the party to file nomination papers for the July 25 elections, police said.

Clifton SP Tauqeer Muhammad Naeem said Asma Rizvi along with a PTI candidate arrived at the election commissioner's office where a token system has been in place for visitors. Instead of waiting for her turn, Rizvi allegedly tried to forcibly enter the office by shoving a guard who was posted there. The glass of a door at the office also shattered when she pushed him.

Preedy police detained the PTI worker and registered a case on the complaint of an employee of the provincial election commissioner's office under Sections 427 (mischief), 353 (assault or criminal force to deter public servant from discharge of his/her duty) and 506 (criminal intimidation), revealed SP Naeem.

She was subsequently handed over to the women police station for further legal action.

According to SSP South Sarfraz Nawaz Shaikh, an extra layer of security was deployed at the office following the incident.