Police arrest Dr Shireen Mazari in late night raid.

Islamabad -- The Islamabad Capital Police launched a massive crackdown in the city on yesterday and apprehended the PTI Senior Vice President and former federal minister for human rights Dr Shireen Mazari, informed sources.

The female politician was arrested under 16 MPO and was moved to a police station, they said.

According to sources, a heavy contingent of police including ladies' cops carried out a raid on residence of PTI leader Dr Shireen Mazari in federal capital and took her into custody under 16 MPO. They said that the arrest was made following orders of the government and the detainee was moved to a police station. A video went viral on social media showing Dr Shireen Mazari along with her daughter Imaan Hazir Mazari while sitting in a police official mobile van carrying a bag in her hands.

Earlier, Islamabad Capital Police had also arrested Senator Ejaz Chaudhry, Asad Umar, Fawad Chaudhry, Shah Mehmood Qureshi, Maalika Bukhari, Qasim Suri, Musarat Jamshed Cheema, her husband Jamshed Cheema under 16 MPO and sent them to Adiala Jail.

Meanwhile, Islamabad Capital Police have arrested a total of 493 accused since May 9 for their alleged involvement in firing on police, arson, rioting, blocking roads, damaging government and public property during protest demonstrations to press the government to release Imran Khan, who was held on corruption charges, according to a police spokesman.

He added police had released 5 persons on lack of evidence whereas 3 other accused managed to obtain pre: arrest bail from court of law. He said that Section 144 was imposed in the capital city in order to avoid any law and order situation. Likewise, troops of Pakistan Army and Rangers were also deployed in Islamabad to assist police to control the situation, he said. He said that a well: thought propaganda...

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