Fawad Chaudhry, a Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leader and former federal minister was arrested from his house in Lahore by Islamabad police for allegedly threatening Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) officials.
“At 5:30 a.m., he was dragged away from outside his house in four cars with no number plates,” Faisal Chaudhry, the PTI leader’s brother, said.
On the complaint of Election Commission Secretary Umar Hameed, a first information report was filed against the PTI leader at the Kohsar police station in Islamabad.
The complaint is filed at Islamabad’s Kohsar Police Station under sections 153-A (promotion of enmity between groups), 506 (criminal intimidation), 505 (statement conducing to public mischief), and 124-A (sedition) of the Pakistan Penal Code.
According to the report, Chaudhry warned the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) and claimed that “those who become part of the caretaker government of Punjab will be pursued till they are punished” in a speech outside PTI Chairman Imran Khan’s house.
Fawad was brought into the prison from his home earlier today, said PTI leader Farrukh Habib. “This imported administration has gone insane,” he wrote on Twitter.
PTI’s Ali Zaidi also sharply criticized the senior party leader’s arrest, saying the government was “desperate to plunge our country into anarchy!”
“As a result of these lawbreaking parliamentarians and corrupt law enforcement officers, Pakistan has become a lawless state,” Zaidi tweeted.