Fawad Chaudhry arrested, taken to unknown place: wife

Fawad Chaudhry arrested, taken to unknown place: wife

Former federal minister Fawad Chaudhry was arrested in Islamabad on Saturday, confirmed the former PTI leader’s wife.

Hiba Chaudhry took to X (formerly Twitter) this afternoon to announce that her husband was arrested, adding that his whereabouts were “unknown”.

As per another post of a private tv channel on X, Fawad’s brother, Faisal Chaudhry, had also confirmed the news.

Hearing a plea filed against the former information minister’s arrest and seeking his recovery, magistrate of the Kohsar police station, Ahmed Shehzad Gondal, directed the police to submit a report regarding the matter.

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This is the second time in this year that the former Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader has been arrested. Chaudhry’s arrest also comes a day after another senior PTI leader, Asad Qaiser, was arrested from his residence.

In September this year, the Islamabad High Court (IHC) had dismissed the former information minister’s petition to nullify the contempt case against him by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP).

Fawad had challenged the ECP’s action against him on two forums. He had also issued a verbal apology to the ECP in July when a four-member commission headed by Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Sikandar Sultan Raja was presiding over the contempt proceedings.

Following the May 9 riots, the senior politician parted ways with the PTI and its chairman Imran Khan.

“[With] ref[erence] to my earlier statement where I unequivocally condemned 9th May incidents, I have decided to take a break from politics, therefore, I have resigned from party position and parting ways from Imran Khan,” he wrote on his official Twitter handle.


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