Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Fawad Chaudhry was reportedly arrested by the police in Lahore within the wee hours of Wednesday. Get together chief Farrukh Habib advised Daybreak that Chaudhry was taken into custody from his residence.
The arrest was made shortly after Chaudhry publicly criticised the Pakistan authorities for plotting to arrest the nation’s former prime minister and PTI chief Imran Khan.
Daybreak added that an FIR was registered in opposition to Chaudhry underneath sections 153-A (promotion of enmity between teams), 506 (prison intimidation), 505 (assertion conducing to public mischief) and 124-A (sedition) of the Pakistan Penal Code at Islamabad’s Kohsar Police Station.
Chaudhry and a whole lot of PTI staff had earlier gathered outdoors Imran Khan’s Zaman Park residence in Lahore, claiming to avert the federal government’s alleged plan to arrest the get together chief.
PTI Twitter dealt with posted movies displaying a convoy of police autos which the get together claimed was carrying Chaudhry after his arrest.
A number of different PTI leaders have additionally condemned Chaudhry’s arrest. Condemning the arrest PTI Sindh president Ali Haider Zaidi stated, “Pakistan has change into a lawless state.”
“Strongly condemn the arrest of @fawadchaudhry by the #ImportedGovernmentNaManzoor Pakistan has change into a lawless state by the hands of those lawbreaking lawmakers and corrupt regulation enforcement officers! All hell bent on pushing this nation in the direction of anarchy!,” he stated.
PTI leaders and staff in giant numbers gathered outdoors Imran Khan’s residence in Lahore’s Zaman Park as rumours of an impending arrest of former Pakistan PM circulated within the early hours of Wednesday.
PTI chief Asad Umar took to Twitter to induce all get together staff to achieve Zaman Park. PTI in a tweet wrote, “There are stories that the puppet authorities will attempt to arrest Chairman Imran Khan tonight Tehreek-e-Insaaf staff are reaching Zaman Park to guard their chief.”
PTI supporters raised slogans in assist of Imran Khan and vowed unwavering loyalty to their chief, even when it meant placing their very own lives on the road, Geo Information reported.
Chatting with reporters earlier within the night time on Tuesday, Chaudhry denounced the federal government’s actions.