Fawad Chaudhry arrested for 'inciting violence', Imran Khan demands his immediate release

Updated: Jan 25 2023 9:05PM

Islamabad/Lahore, Jan 25 (PTI) Police arrested Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf's senior leader Fawad Chaudhry during a predawn raid on Wednesday on charges of "inciting violence against a constitutional institution", prompting the party chief and former prime minister Imran Khan to slam the state institutions and demand his immediate release.

Fawad, a close aide of Khan, was taken into custody from his residence in Lahore after a case was registered against him at Islamabad's Kohsar Police Station on the complaint of the Secretary Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) for "threatening" the electoral body's members and their families.

Later in a tweet, the Islamabad Police said that Fawad, 52, tried to "incite violence against a constitutional institution” and “inflame the sentiments of the people”.