ISLAMABAD: Two leaders of Jamiat Ulema Islam – Fazlur Rehman (JUI-F) were arrested from Islamabad on Monday and a case was lodged against them by the police.
According to reports, Maulana Shafiq-ur-Rehman and Maulana Muhammad Irshad were arrested from Shams Colony along with banners for the JUI-F sit-in in their possession.
Police allege that the duo were urging people to participate in the Azaadi March being organised by the JUI-F against the government of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf.
Police officials say that a few people were spotted putting up banners for the JUI-F sit-in, but fled as soon as the police force started chasing them.
Police say the suspects had challenged the administration by putting up banners despite the fact that Section 144 had been imposed in the area.