Fawad Chaudhry, the leader of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), has been brought before a court in Lahore by the Islamabad Police to request a temporary remand that would send the former federal minister to the capital.
Early on Wednesday morning, under heavy security, Chaudhry was taken to the Cantt court in Lahore following his arrest on sedition-related charges outside of his home.
Fawad was “taken away” around 5:30 AM this morning in four unregistered automobiles. The location of Fawad remained unknown to the family, according to Fawad’s brother Faisal Chaudhry.
The arrest has been made, according to the Islamabad police. Omer Hamid Khan, the Secretary of the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), filed a complaint against Chaudhary last night at the Kohsar police station in Islamabad. He was the subject of a first information report (FIR) for using abusive language toward the ECP and its participants.
The Election Commission, its members, and their families were threatened by Fawad during his speech outside PTI Chairman Imran Khan’s mansion in Lahore’s Zaman Park, according to the FIR.
According to the FIR, Chaudhary said that the electoral commission’s status had been downgraded to that of a “munshi” (clerk).
According to Fawad, anybody who join the caretaker administration would be hunted down and punished. He has stated that those in government positions will be pursued to their homes.
Several party leaders, including Shireen Mazari and Hammad Azhar, expressed their outrage over the detention on Twitter.