Islamabad: Senator of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Azam Swati has been arrested by the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) over his “controversial tweets”.
According to media reports, Swati was arrested from his home in Islamabad on Thursday morning.
The arrest of Swati came after a case was filed against him by the FIA’s Cybercrime Wing (CCW) late last night over his alleged controversial tweets.
Reacting to the development, former Federal Minister and Senior PTI leader Asad Umar said that the arrest of Senator Azam Swati was condemnable and demanded his immediate release.
سینیٹر اعظم سواتی کی گرفتاری قابلِ مزمت ہے. ان کو فوری طور پر رہا کیا جائے
— Asad Umar (@Asad_Umar) October 13, 2022
Shireen Mazari, another senior PTI leader, called Azam Swati’s arrest “shameful and condemnable”. In a tweet, she blamed the incumbent government for the arrest, adding that the “fascist government” once again showed its intolerance for any democratic criticism and sent the FIA to arrest Senator Azam Swati at 3:00 am.
The fascist govt once again showed its intolerance for any democratic criticism & sent FIA to arrest Senator Azam Swati at 3.00 am early this morning from his Islamabad residence. Shameful & condemnable. Dark shadows hang over his arrest.
— Shireen Mazari (@ShireenMazari1) October 13, 2022
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