Asad Umar, the party’s secretary general, was detained from the grounds of the Islamabad High Court (IHC) one day after Imran Khan, the chairman of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), was taken into custody. The PTI leader was arrested by the Anti-Terrorist Squad of the Islamabad police. Umar was arrested from outside the IHC Bar Association’s office where they had been preparing a plea to file in the IHC. He was filing a plea to seek a meeting with PTI Chairman Imran Khan. The PTI lawyers tried to stop the police from arresting the force but their efforts went in vain as Umar was taken away.