Pakistan’s senior opposition leader Fawad Chaudhary arrested


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A case was registered against Fawad, a close aide of former Prime Minister Imran Khan, at the Kohsar police station on a complaint by the Secretary of the Election Commission of Pakistan and he was subsequently taken into custody from his residence in Lahore.

Islamabad. Pakistani authorities arrested senior leader of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party Fawad Chaudhry on Wednesday. Hours earlier, Chaudhary had publicly condemned the government’s alleged plan to arrest party president Imran Khan. Fawad, a close aide of former prime minister Imran Khan, was booked at Kohsar police station on a complaint by the secretary of the Election Commission of Pakistan and was subsequently taken into custody from his residence in Lahore. Party leader Farrukh Habib tweeted, “This imported government has gone mad.”

Some videos were also posted on the official Twitter account of the party in which police vehicles were visible and the party claimed that the police were arresting Chowdhury and taking him away. Chowdhary (52) was arrested amid speculation that the government may arrest PTI chairman and former prime minister Imran Khan. Following these speculations, a large number of party workers including Fawad had gathered at Khan’s Zaman Park residence in Lahore. Chaudhary’s arrest further escalated political tensions in Pakistan where the opposition, led by Imran Khan, is demanding mid-term elections. General elections in Pakistan are due in August. However, Khan is demanding the holding of snap elections.

Fawad’s brother Faisal Chaudhary was quoted as saying by Dawn newspaper, “He was taken from outside his house at 5:30 am in a convoy of four cars. There were no number plates on these vehicles.” He said that the family has no information about where Fawad is being kept at this time. “We are not even being informed about the FIR lodged against him,” Faisal said. The FIR states that Fawad threatened the Election Commission in a speech outside Khan’s residence and said, “Those who joins the caretaker government (in Punjab), will not stop chasing them till they are punished.” Tried to provoke The police said that the matter would be dealt with according to the law.

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