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Pakistan’s Fawad Chaudhry arrested as PTI staff rush to ‘defend’ Imran Khan

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India Today Web Desk

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Fawad Chaudhry was arrested from his home amid the nightlong turnout of PTI staff who rushed to occasion chief Imran Khan to make sure his safety.

New Delhi,UPDATED: Jan 25, 2023 10:30 IST

Fawad Chaudhry was arrested after he publicly censured the federal government for scheming to arrest Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chairman, Imran Khan. (Photo: Press Information Department)

By India Today Web Desk: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Fawad Chaudhry was arrested from his home close to Thokar Niyaz Baig in Lahore amid the nightlong turnout of PTI staff who rushed to occasion chief Imran Khan to make sure his safety.

The transfer got here shortly after he publicly censured the federal government for scheming to arrest occasion chairman, Imran Khan, stated occasion chief Farrukh Habib on Wednesday morning.

“The imported government has gone berserk,” Habib stated in a tweet. The PTI chief additionally posted movies on social media of police whisking away Chaudhry.

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Chaudhry could be taken to the federal capital, sources stated.

Several occasion leaders condemned the detention of Chaudhry. PTI Sindh President Ali Haider Zaidi slammed the federal government over the arrest.

Strongly condemn the arrest of @fawadchaudhry by the #ImportedGovernmentNaManzoor

Pakistan has grow to be a lawless state by the hands of those lawbreaking lawmakers and corrupt legislation enforcement officers!

All hell bent on pushing this nation in direction of anarchy!
— Ali Haider Zaidi (@AliHZaidiPTI) January 25, 2023

“Pakistan has become a lawless state at the hands of these lawbreaking lawmakers and corrupt law enforcement officers,” he tweeted.

As rumours of an impending arrest of PTI chief Imran Khan circulated within the early hours of Wednesday, occasion leaders and staff, in massive numbers, descended upon his residence in Lahore’s Zaman Park.

The PTI introduced on its official Twitter deal with: “There are reports that the puppet government will try to arrest Imran Khan tonight.”

Islamabad police sources stated the PTI chief Chaudhry was arrested from his residence close to Thokar Niyaz Baig in Lahore. He could be taken to the federal capital, the sources stated.

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Meanwhile, Pakistan’s National Assembly Speaker Raja Pervaiz Ashraf has accepted the resignations of one other 43 lawmakers of the PTI, just about eliminating former prime minister Imran Khan’s occasion from the parliament, sources stated on Tuesday.

The growth comes a day after 45 lawmakers of Khan’s occasion collectively withdrew their resignations from the National Assembly. They additionally requested the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) that they shouldn’t be denotified if the speaker approves their resignations.

However, the transfer didn’t materialise as a result of the speaker permitted one other 43 resignations and despatched them to the ECP for his or her de-notification, sources stated.

(With company inputs)

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Jan 25, 2023