Former vice chairman of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) District Hafizabad Rai Qamar was arrested for "seriously" threatening Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan.
Punjab Chief Minister Chaudhry Pervez Elahi announced the arrest on Sunday with a tweet saying the PML-N leader had been "arrested and booked for issuing serious threats to the PTI chairman".
"Legal action will be taken against anyone who threatens Imran Khan," he added, "no one will be allowed to take the law into their hands."
The news was also verified by his son and PML-Q leader Moonis Elahi.
It may also be noted that social media users had raised concerns after video footage of Rai Qamar had surfaced on various platforms where he can be heard threatening Imran while addressing a public event.