Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Asad Umar on Wednesday said that the arrest of PTI leader Shahbaz Gill emerged as a response to the win of PTI in Punjab on July 17, which is illegal.

He reiterated that the people of Punjab rejected the imported government and chose PTI in the election for the chief minister of Punjab.

Umar said that FIRs were registered against those who have been raising voices against the government and this will carry on as the government is in a panic.

He said that Shahbaz Gill was beaten while he was taken and added that the current government is trying make a big case of PTI.

He said that a narrative of spat between Army and PTI has been made.

Asad Umar said that a warrant is issued before arrest, while he claimed that a case is being made that PTI is a threat to the country. "You may disagree with what Shahbaz Gill said, but the use of force is not appropriate," he said.

He said that a true leader stood up against the conspiracy of the closed rooms. "Look at the statements of PML-N and PPP leaders, you will find the speeches, to understand the incident of the previous day, you have to look at the situation of 4 months.," he said.

While talking about the Election Commission of Pakistan’s decision, he said that the report presented by ECP has flaws and underscored four main points regarding the imperfection of the report in the PTI’s funding case.

Firstly, Asad Umar said that the report presented fake information regarding the fund donors and maintained that the raisers themselves surfaced and provided all mandatory information regarding the funds adding that two fundraising events were held and all the funds gathered by the overseas Pakistanis were shown in the name of Arif Naqvi.

Secondly, he said that the interpretation of the law carried out by ECP was erroneous. Thirdly, the commission exercised its power beyond limits while announcing the verdict.