Fawad Chaudhry is held by the police for two days.
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Fawad Chaudhry was given a two-day physical remand by a local court in Islamabad on Wednesday evening.
Police brought Fawad Chaudhry before duty magistrate Naveed Khan in the Islamabad District Court after apprehending him in Lahore early on Wednesday. On Tuesday evening, Fawad was taken into custody at the Kohsar police station on suspicion of threatening ECP members and their families.
The police asked for Fawad to be physically remanded for eight days when they brought him before the court on Wednesday.
The court, which had initially reserved its verdict, denied the police’s requests and only granted the PTI leader a physical remand for two days.
As a result, Fawad and his attorneys’ request that the court completely dismiss the case was also denied.
Fawad Chaudhry underwent a medical examination at the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) while the court announced the reserved judgment, and the results showed that he was healthy.
A PTI employee was injured in clashes between PTI supporters and Islamabad Police at PIMS, according to reports.
Fawad Chaudhry, a senior leader of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), was arrested in the wee hours of Wednesday by Islamabad Police from Lahore on charges of speaking against members of the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP).
On the request of the ECP secretary, a case had been filed against Fawad Chaudhry at the Kohsar police station in Islamabad; who is to blame for the PTI leader’s criticism of the commission and chief election commissioner?
His speech was the subject of the first information report (FIR) that was filed against him. In it, he is alleged to have stated that the ECP has the same status as a “secretary” and that the “chief election commissioner signs documents like a clerk.”
The former minister was detained shortly after holding a press conference in Lahore, where he threatened the ECP members and their families with repercussions if “those involved in the May 25 incident” were appointed (in the Punjab caretaker setup) or retained in their positions.
Additionally, he voiced his strong disapproval of Mohsin Naqvi’s appointment as Punjab’s interim chief minister, declaring that “those who are being appointed as the caretaker of [Punjab] government will be followed until they are punished.”
Additionally, he is said to have made a formal complaint to the ECP regarding the appointment of individuals who were directly involved in the Punjab crackdown.
The former minister had been transported by Islamabad Police to the Lahore Cantt Kutchery, where he would be brought before the court.
The courtroom and its surrounding areas were subjected to stringent security measures, including the deployment of additional officers.
In a tweet, PTI leader Farukh Habib said that Fawad had been taken from his home.
Farukh Habib also shared two videos of Fawad being removed from two vehicles.
Fawad’s brother tweeted that his brother had been arrested from Lahore and had been taken away by unidentified men in vehicles without a license plate, which also confirmed the arrest.
Fawad Chaudhry allegedly threatened ECP members and their families following the appointment of Punjab caretaker chief minister, according to the FIR filed against the PTI leader.
The FIR stated that he stated that those in the interim government would be pursued until they were punished.
It also stated that the leader of the PTI advised returning government officials to their homes.
Zubair Niazi, the PTI Lahore chapter secretary general, has also been detained by the police.
Finally, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Fawad Chaudhry was finally brought before a magistrate in the F-8 Kutchery by the Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) Police on Wednesday evening.
The full story can be found here: The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) applied to the Lahore High Court (LHC) on Wednesday to present their leader Fawad Chaudhary and declare his arrest illegal, citing jurisdiction. Police finally present Fawad before the Islamabad court.