President Dr. Arif Alvi said that he and the PDM Government had no contact with the Establishment for over a month.
In a conversation on Thursday with senior journalists, the President said that no progress was made by the PDM Government in negotiations in the past month and a half.
President Alvi also stated that he had no contact with the establishment for over a month, adding: “I had told Finance Minister Ishaq Dar that the Establishment had said they did not want to interfere in politics.” President claims that “Imran Khan was ready to hold talks with the PDM government”
President blames PDM Government for the lack of negotiations with PTI. Arif Alvi also shows anger and condemns the arrest of former information minister and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Fawad Chaudhry.
President Dr. Arif Alvi also warns the government saying that “playing with fire” if they arrest Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan. The president said that arresting the former primer minister or any senior politician would lead to “resistance”, hinting at instability if the government tries to detain its opponents.
Fawad Chauhdry Arrest
Earlier a day Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leader and former federal minister Fawad Chaudhry was arrested by Islamabad Police from his residence on charges of ‘threatening’ Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) members.
A case against former Minister Fawad Chaudhary was registered last night at the Kohsar police station in Islamabad on the complaint of Secretary of the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) Omer Hamid Khan.
Sources said that Fawad Chaudhry was picked up by people without number plates cars early this morning, at 5:40 am.
After Fawad Chaudhry’s arrest, in the morning PTI leader presented before a local Court in Lahore on charges of using unethical and ‘threatening’ language against the ECP and its members.
A local court in Lahore on Wednesday ordered to carry out a medical examination of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Fawad Chaudhry and allowed police on to take PTI leader Fawad Chaudhry to Islamabad.
According to the latest reports, The PTI leader was presented before the court of judicial magistrate Rana Mudassir in Lahore’s Cantt by the Islamabad Police in tight security to seek a transitory remand to transfer the former federal minister to the federal capital (Islamabad).
At the hearing, the lawyers of Fawad Chaudhry objected to handcuffing the former minister. Police should tell on what ground my client has been taken into custody, Chaudhry’s lawyer said in his arguments before the court.
He also went on to say there was no need for transit remand. The court ordered police for a medical examination of Fawad Chaudhry and said there is no need for transit remand.
For which Judge remarked He can be shifted to Islamabad after a medical examination.
In a short media talk, the arrested PTI leader Fawad Chaudhry said security had been placed in a way as a “terrorist” was being brought to court, adding that he was unaware of the charges levelled against him. He also urged people to take to the street against the government. He said former South Africa president Nelson Mandela had also been booked in a sedition case.
Fawad Chaudhry was presented in the Lahore high court in the evening, where Justice Tariq Saleem Sheikh rejected the plea filed by PTI challenging his arrest by saying that earlier it was a habeas corpus case but now that the FIR is registered, the arrest doesn’t fall in the category of habeas corpus.
Justice Tariq Saleem Sheikh also told that his client’s arrest was not “illegal” as the police had followed the rules and procedures required for detaining the former minister.
LHC rejected a petition seeking to declare the arrest of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Senior Vice President Fawad Chaudhry illegal and approved 2 days Physical remand of Fawad Chaudhry.
Remember that The PTI leader Fawad Chaudhry has been booked 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.
The FIR states that Fawad Chaudhary said that the status and power of the election commission were reduced to that of a “Munshi [clerk]”.
Earlier rumors of the arrest of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief, Imran Khan, circulated in the early hours of Wednesday. On PTI call party leaders and workers, in large numbers, gathered at his residence in Lahore’s Zaman Park.
Meanwhile, the PTI announced on its official Twitter handle: “There are reports that the puppet government will try to arrest Imran Khan tonight.”
But in a Surprise move Instead of Imran Khan Police Arrested PTI Senior Leader Fawad Chaudhry on charges of threatening the Election Commission Chief and their families.