In a letter to Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, President Arif Alvi Thursday deplored the manner in which Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan was arrested inside the Islamabad High Court (IHC) premises. “I would like to draw your attention to the way Imran Khan was arrested,” the president wrote in the letter two days after the PTI chief was arrested in the Al-Qadir Trust corruption case, which led to widespread deadly protests. “The people of Pakistan and I were shocked to see the video of this incident. The video shows the abuse of a former prime minister. Imran Khan is a popular leader and the head of a major political party.” He further added that law enforcement personnel had forcibly entered the Islamabad High Court, while the biometric process of Khan was going on. Earlier, President Alvi on Twitter also condemned the “heart-wrenching and regrettable” situation the country has descended into.. The president said: “The way some miscreants have damaged public property, particularly government and military buildings, is condemnable.” President Alvi tweeted: “I am alarmed, shocked & deeply disturbed over the current situation in the country arising out of the arrest & manhandling of the former PM Imran Khan. The loss of human lives as an aftermath is heart-wrenching, regrettable, unfortunate & highly condemnable.” He further added that while the right to protest is a constitutional right of any person, it should remain “within the bounds of the law”. “Protest is a constitutional right of every citizen of Pakistan but should always remain within the bounds of the law. “The way some miscreants have damaged public property, particularly government and military buildings, is condemnable.” President Alvi ended his statement by urging stakeholders to look for political solutions and appealing to citizens to remain peaceful. “We must have a re-Think & look for political solutions, rather than coercion & arrests. I have conveyed my concerns to the political & military leadership & am hopeful that the situation can improve. I strongly appeal to all citizens of the country to remain peaceful,” the tweet concluded.