Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leader and former federal minister Fawad Chaudhry 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.
The FIR was lodged against him for using unethical and ‘threatening’ language against the ECP and its members. According to the First Information Report (FIR), Fawad Chaudhry in his media talk outside Imran Khan’s residence in Lahore, threat the ECP, its members, and their families.
Sources said that Fawad Chaudhry was picked up by people without number plates cars early this morning, at 5:40 am.
According to reports The PTI leader 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]”.
After this statement, Several party leaders condemned the detention of Fawad Chaudhry.
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.”