PTI leader arrested in Islamabad

PTI leader arrested in Islamabad

Iftikhar Durrani, a senior leader of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), was arrested by the police in the early hours of Thursday. The arrest took place at his residence in Islamabad, and he was later taken to an undisclosed location.

In response to the arrest, PTI issued a statement stating that their core member was “kidnapped” from Islamabad, and they are currently gathering more details about the incident.

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Since the May 9 incident, where PTI workers attacked military and public installations after the arrest of their party chief, Imran Khan, several PTI members and leaders have faced arrests and re-arrests.

Cases against Top leadership

The authorities have filed multiple cases against the top leadership, accusing them of involvement and incitement against the military leadership.

Following the May 9 incident, some prominent PTI figures, such as Parvez Khattak, Imran Ismail, Fawad Chaudhry, and Shireen Mazari, have left the PTI and even retired from politics.

The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has issued a written verdict on the July 25 hearing, suspending the non-bailable arrest warrant for the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief in the contempt case.

The PTI chief is scheduled to appear before the commission on August 2 in a personal capacity. Additionally, the commission has accepted the PTI chairman’s lawyer’s request for the provision of case records.

Previously, on July 24, the ECP had issued non-bailable arrest warrants for the PTI chairman in the same contempt case. The warrant was related to the PTI chairman’s alleged contempt of the Election Commission of Pakistan. However, the recent written order temporarily suspends this arrest warrant.

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Furthermore, in August 2022, the ECP had decided to indict former Prime Minister and PTI chairman, Fawad Chaudhry, and Asad Umar in a case involving contempt of the electoral body.

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