Court approves ‘transitory remand’ of PTI’s Fawad Chaudhry
Lahore court on Wednesday approved the ‘transitory remand’ of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf senior vice-president Fawad Chaudhry and allowed the police to take former federal minister to Islamabad.
Chaudhry was arrested outside his residence in Lahore in the early hours of Wednesday for ‘threatening’ Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) members.
The PTI leader has been booked under sections 153-A (promotion of enmity between groups), 506 (criminal intimidation), 505 (statement conducing to public mischief) and 124-A (sedition) of the Pakistan Penal Code.
Handcuffed Chaudhry was presented before the court of judicial magistrate Rana Mudassir in Lahore’s Cantt by the Islamabad Police to seek a transitory remand to transfer the former federal minister to the federal capital.
While talking to the journalists outside court room, PTI leader said: “Meri giraftari ke pechy Bagawat hai [Reason behind my arrest is revolt].”
At the outset of the hearing, PTI leader said that he was proud of the charges against him as ‘these allegations were also levelled on Nelson Mandela.’
Earlier a day, in his speech outside Imran Khan’s Zaman Park residence in Lahore, Fawad warned the ECP, its members and their families, according to the FIR.
The FIR states that Chaudhary said that the status of the election commission was reduced to that of a “Munshi [clerk]”.
Fawad said that those who become part of the caretaker government will be pursued until they are punished. He added that the people sitting in the government would be pursued to their houses.