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Pakistan: Former minister and PTI chief Fawad Chaudhary arrested for threatening election officers and their members of the family

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Pakistan: Former minister and PTI leader Fawad Chaudhary arrested for threatening election officials and their family members

On Wednesday, January 25, Islamabad Police arrested Pakistan’s former info minister and Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chief Fawad Chaudhary for threatening members of the nation’s Election Commission and their households. Reportedly, a non-bailable arrest warrant was issued towards Chaudhary. 

The Islamabad police have confirmed the arrest of Fawad Chaudhry. A case was registered towards Chaudhary final evening on the Kohsar police station in Islamabad on the criticism of Election Commission Secretary Umar Hameed, Geo News reported. 

Citing Islamabad police sources, the report mentioned Chaudhry was arrested from his residence close to Thokar Niyaz Baig in Lahore. The sources additional revealed that Chaudhry will probably be taken to Islamabad, as reported by ANI.

The PTI chief and former minister has been booked 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.

فواد چوہدری نے آئینی اداروں کے خلاف شرانگیزی پیدا کرنے اور لوگوں کے جذبات مشتعل کرنے کی کوشش کی ہے۔

مقدمے پر قانون کے مطابق کارروائی عمل میں لائی جارہی ہے۔
2/2#ICTP

— Islamabad Police (@ICT_Police) January 25, 2023

This comes after Chaudhary had claimed that the Shehbaz Sharif-led authorities was planning to get PTI chief and former Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan arrested. As the rumors unfold, within the early hours of Wednesday, get together leaders and staff flocked to his residence in Lahore’s Zaman Park.

Zaman Park Imran Khan Residence at this hour pic.twitter.com/eO2270D9K6

— Ch Fawad Hussain (@fawadchaudhry) January 25, 2023

Fawad warned the ECP, its members, and their households in his speech exterior Imran Khan’s home in Lahore, in response to the FIR.

During a media interplay, Chaudhary mentioned, “We are warning the election commission, its members and their families that if atrocities will be committed against us then you will have to pay for the string of atrocities you commit. Keep this in writing, we have been patient and cautious but this cannot continue like this.”

Fawad Chaudhary brazenly threatened Election Comission officers and their households. He has been ARRESTED pic.twitter.com/EFQPCn2kng

— Unfeigned (@awaiisz) January 25, 2023

According to the FIR, Chaudhary claimed that the election fee had been downgraded to the standing of a “Munshi or clerk”.

Chaudhary mentioned that those that be a part of the caretaker administration will probably be chased down and punished. He had acknowledged that these in authorities positions could be pursued to their houses.

Fawad Chaudhary was taken to Cantt court docket from Lahore. Taking to Twitter Shireen Manzari, a PTI member shared the video of Chaudhary being taken to court docket and wrote “Fawad being taken from CTD Lahore to Cantt court. One unarmed politician abducted in early hours today now being escorted by this huge contingent. Mohsin Naqvi doesn’t waste time to show his virulent hatred of PTI & also do his Masters bidding. Disgusting.”

Fawad being taken from CTD Lahore to Cantt court docket. One unarmed politician kidnapped in early hours in the present day now being escorted by this enormous contingent. Mohsin Naqvi doesn’t waste time to indicate his virulent hatred of PTI & additionally do his Masters bidding. Disgusting. pic.twitter.com/YWTmI5uG9L

— Shireen Mazari (@ShireenMazari1) January 25, 2023

The Islamabad Police introduced Chaudhary earlier than the court docket searching for a transitory remand to take the previous federal minister to Islamabad.