The senior Vice president of Pakistan’s former ruling party, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), Fawad Chaudhry, has been arrested. The arrest of the senior politician comes shortly after he criticized the government of Pakistan for plotting to arrest the former prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan.
The police authorities of Pakistan arrested the PTI vice president on Wednesday, January 25, 2023. Several officials of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) have condemned the arrest of PTI leader Imran Khan after Farrukh Habib, one of the other prominent leaders of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf, confirmed Chaudhry’s arrest.
During the confirmation message, Habib said that the “Imported government has gone berserk. Meanwhile, the police authorities of Islamabad also confirmed the arrest of Fawad Chaudhry on the evening of Wednesday, January 25. The police arrested the opposition leader in the early hours of the day on Wednesday.
According to the reports of Geo News, Election Commission Secretary Umar Hameed filed a complaint against Chaudhry. Following the complaint, the Islamabad Police filed a case against the politician at the Kohsar police station in Islamabad.
Further, the arrest happened while several political leaders of the PTI showed up at the house of the party leader Imran Khan. The leaders were at home to ensure Khan’s security.
Condemning the party vice president’s arrest, PTI Sindh noted that Pakistan had become lawless. He added that they do not accept the imported (Shehbaaz Sharif-led) government. He communicated this with the hashtag: #ImportedGovernmentNaManzoor.
The PTI leader alleged that the imported government was trying to push Pakistan into Anarchy. Reports suggest that the supporters, workers and leaders of the PTI gathered outside the house of Imran Khan in large numbers. This is the timeframe when police arrested the PTI vice president, Chaudhry.
Reportedly, before his arrest, Fawad Chaudhry denounced the government’s actions. He termed their plans to arrest Imran Khan a plan to destabilize Pakistan.