Former minister Fawad Chaudhry arrested in Islamabad
ISLAMABAD: (Suno News) Former federal minister Fawad Chaudhry was arrested in Islamabad on Saturday. His wife Hiba Chaudhry confirmed his arrest.
While talking exclusively to Suno News, Hiba Chaudhry said that Fawad Chaudhry had been arrested from home. “He had been appearing in the courts regularly,” she added.
Faraz Chaudhry said that his brother Fawad Chaudhry had been arrested and taken away from home by police. “He has been shifted to an unknown location,” he added.
Fawad Chaudhry’s brother Faisal Chaudhry posted a message on the social networking website X and said that there were serious concerns regarding the security of Fawad Chaudhry.
“My brother was arrested from my house in Islamabad. He was having breakfast at my house,” he added.
He stated that officials dressed in plain clothes had kidnapped him. “Despite our insistence, arrest warrants were not shown,” he added.
Also, a district and sessions court in Islamabad Saturday approved the judicial remand of former National Assembly speaker Asad Qaiser and sent him to Adiala Jail, Rawalpindi.
Islamabad police produced Asad Qaiser in the court of Judicial Magistrate Qudratullah and requested judicial remand.
The police told the court that Asad Qaiser had been arrested in a corruption case in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP). The KP anti-corruption department had requested the arrest of Asad Qaiser.
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s (PTI) lawyer Shoaib Shaheen argued: “Who gave Islamabad police the authority to arrest someone in a case? Why are the police in a hurry? An announcement of elections was made yesterday and Asad Qaiser was arrested.”
He told the court: “Asad Qaiser is being subjected to political revenge. He should be released in this case. He is also filing for a protective bail. It would be a different matter if the anti-corruption department asked for help from Islamabad police.”
The court ordered the KP anti-corruption department to complete the legal process regarding Asad Qaiser’s case. “The KP police should complete the process, but it should not take more than a week,” it added.
It is to be noted here that Asad Qaiser had been arrested from his residence in Islamabad on Friday.