Imran Khan lashes out at Punjab govt over nephews' arrests By Web Desk Published: July 3, 2015 PHOTO: TWITTER Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan on Friday lashed out at the Punjab government over arresting his nephews for allegedly misbehaving with traffic wardens in Lahore. In a series of tweets, Imran claimed that the Punjab government “treated” his nephews the way they did because of their relationship to him. Since when has Punjab police beaten & tortured people for traffic offence?My nephews were meted out this treatment because of who they are. — Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) July 3, 2015 Upholding that his nephews are the “most polite and decent” youngsters, Imran said they have never used their uncle’s name to get out of issues. My nephews grew up in front of me & are 2 of the most polite & decent youngsters.Am proud of the way their parents have brought them up.1/2 — Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) July 3, 2015 2/2 They would never have said they were my nephews as they have not done that ever in the past. — Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) July 3, 2015 Further, alleging that the incident was pre-planned, Imran said the immediate arrival of the media at the station was ‘strange’. He also hit out at the Punjab police and said that they have become “Gullus”. Strange how media also arrived immed on scene. Clearly it was a set up.Footage of the boys showed again how Punjab police have become Gullus — Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) July 3, 2015 The PTI chief said that he will pursue this case to ‘expose’ the Punjab government and claimed it is using its police force for political victimisation. I will pursue this case to the very end and expose how Punjab government is using its police for political victimisation. — Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) July 3, 2015 Further, Imran said that he will “pursue this case to the very end and expose how Punjab government”. The PTI chief also called Shahbaz Sharif “shameful” and expressed anger over the fact that the Punjab chief minister telephoned his sister. Shameful how Shahbaz Sharif had the gall to call my sister when he is responsible for turning Punjab police into a monster force. — Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) July 3, 2015 Earlier on Wednesday, an FIR was registered against two of Imran’s nephews at the Lahore Racecourse Police Station when they allegedly abused, assaulted and threatened a traffic warden, who stopped them from violating traffic rules. “The accused, Azeem and Abdullah, were stopped by traffic warden Shakeel for not wearing seatbelts while driving on the Canal Road, upon which they started squabbling with the warden,” Duty Police Officer (DPO) told The Express Tribune. Express News screengrab. Earlier, Azeem and Abdullah’s counsel claimed that the two had been tortured by police following their arrest. He asked the court to order a medical examination on this account and initiate action against those responsible of torturing his clients if the report corroborated his claim. Imran Khan lashes out at Punjab govt over nephews' arrests - The Express Tribune Stop lying IK! Your nephews were never tortured by the saint police of Punjab. These photos must be photoshopped by your PTI propaganda team!