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Pakistan’s former data minister Fawad Chaudhry arrested on fees of treason

Pakistan’s former Info Minister Fawad Chaudhry was arrested in Lahore on Wednesday after being declared a fugitive by the Election Fee of Pakistan (ECP). In contempt of the ECP case, Chowdhury was summoning PTI chairman Imran Khan and former finance minister Asad Umar to look earlier than the ballot physique. Regardless of three dates of listening to and respective notifications to the defendants, none of them appeared earlier than the ECP, prompting him to declare all three as absconders and problem arrest warrants in opposition to them. The ECP case focuses on accusing the previous prime minister, Chowdhury and Omar, of inciting violence in opposition to a constitutional physique.

As per particulars, Chowdhury was arrested from outdoors his residence in Lahore within the early hours of Wednesday. In keeping with an FIR lodged by an ECP official at Kohsar police station in Islamabad, he’s accused of threatening the ECP, its electoral physique members and their households. Chaudhary’s brother additionally confirmed the arrest from Lahore. Faisal Chowdhary, a distinguished lawyer, mentioned, “He was taken at 5.30 am in four cars without number plates. We still do not know the location of Fawad. We are not being informed about the FIR lodged against him. His arrest is illegal and we will fight for it in court.” As per the newest particulars, Fawad Chaudhry was produced earlier than a courtroom in Lahore Cantt, which has allowed the authorities to take him to Islamabad as an FIR has been registered within the federal capital.

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