TOBA TEK SINGH: Shorkot Cantonment police arrested on Thursday a young shopkeeper for allegedly kidnapping and torturing a seven-year-old child to make his video clip for uploading on TikTok.

According to the first information report (FIR) registered under various sections of Pakistan Penal Code, Asif Laeeq Ahmad stated that his son Abdul Hanan Khan, 7, went to the shop of Saqlain Khaliq for buying sweets.

He alleged that Khaliq forcibly took the child inside the shop, tied him up with a charpoy, tortured him with shoes and also stood on his belly on one foot to record the clip for uploading on TikTok.

The police arrested the suspect and recovered the clip from his mobile phone.

PTI RESIGNATIONS: Newly appointed president of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf Gojra city and all other office-bearers of the party for the city have announced their resignations in protest against appointment of anti-party people in the party’s tehsil office.

Addressing a press conference at Gojra on Thursday in the presence of PTI MPA Bilal Asghar Warraich, PTI local cadre president Khalifa Kashif Iqbal and others blamed the PTI’s central vice president Chaudhry Muhammad Ashfaq for grouping within the party by posting the people from the PML-N as office-bearers in the PTI’s tehsil body.

They claimed that they would remain in the PTI and had full confidence in the leadership of Imran Khan but demanded reconsidering appointments of party office-bearers in the tehsil after consulting the party activists.

PTI district secretary general Sohail Ghani claimed Mr Ashfaq had nothing to do with the posting of office-bearers in Gojra.

He added appointments in the tehsil were made by the PTI district governing committee with a majority decision after consultation with the PTI ticket holders from the area, including Osama Hamza, Asad Zaman Cheema and Chaudhry Khalid Bashir.

Published in Dawn, February 7th, 2020