Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) senior vp Fawad Chaudhry was on Wednesday morning arrested from his Lahore residence. Chaudhry had publicly accused Pakistan authorities of plotting to arrest nation’s former prime minister and get together chief Imran Khan.
PTI chief Farrukh Habib confirmed Chaudhry’s arrest. Habib posted a tweet this morning stating, “Fawad Chaudhry has been arrested by the police from his home. The imported authorities has gone berserk.” A number of different PTI leaders have additionally condemned Chaudhry’s arrest.
An official PTI Twitter account additionally posted movies, exhibiting a convoy of police automobiles which the get together claimed was carrying Chaudhry after his arrest.
The arrest of Chaudhry, 52, got here amidst rumours that the federal government might arrest PTI chief and former premier Imran Khan. It prompted dozens of get together staff to collect at his Zaman Park residence in Lahore to foil any try and take him in custody.
The arrest of Chaudhry additional deepens political fault strains in Pakistan the place the Khan-led opposition is demanding snap polls. Normal elections in Pakistan are due after August. Nevertheless, Khan is demanding snap polls.
With PTI inputs