Salman Ahmad was arrested by Islamabad police at Imran Khan’s estate Bani Gala, however, he claims he managed to escape.
The Junoon singer was arrested in front of PTI Chairman Imran Khan ahead of their protest against PML-N that is to take place on 2nd November.
He tweeted an old picture of him with Khan and Sheikh Rasheed on his way to the PTI chief’s house saying, “Getting ready for Jazba Junoon!”
His excitement was short-lived as he was arrested by Islamabad police upon reaching Khan’s residence Bani Gala.
Speaking to Dawn News, Ahmad said, “We haven’t broken any laws; if they are treating us that way then how will they treat other civilians? The police didn’t close the [police car]door properly, and I escaped. I can’t disclose where I am at the moment but I will bring a case against these people.”
While the singer is saying that he escaped at his own volition, it is now being reported that he was released on the orders of IG Sindh.
Dawn News reporter Aamir Jami said that Hamza Ali Abbasi may too be at risk of being arrested if he makes his way to Bani Gala to participate in the protest. Names of PTI supporters in the entertainment industry have been listed by the police and will be arrested if they are part of the protest.
However, this doesn’t seem to have fazed Abbasi since he took to Facebook to make his intentions clear:
In another Facebook post, he also said: “As a PAKISTANI i will be a part of 2nd November Movement even if it means an end to my media career and my fan base.”