Islamabad court grants police 2-day physical remand of Sheikh Rasheed


ISLAMABAD: A local court in the country’s federal capital Islamabad granted federal police two-day physical remand of former interior minister and AML leader Sheikh Rasheed.

Rasheed was produced in a local court hours after he was detained by federal cops for hurling threats at former President Asif Zardari.

Earlier in the day, Rasheed, a close ally of PTI Chief Imran Khan, was presented to the local court in an armoured vehicle while a large number of his supporters flocked to the court in solidarity with their leader.

Rasheed, 72, was presented before the court handcuffed after his medical examination was conducted at a state-run facility.

In the case, the complainant accused Rasheed of defaming the former president and creating a threat to Zardari and his family. It further accused the AML chief to create conflict and enmity between the PPP and PTI.

It, therefore, mentioned to foil the conspiracy by nabbing those spreading unrest in the South Asian nation.

Rasheed decries threats from the ruling alliance

Following his arrest, the AWM leader shared a video statement, claiming that there is “a serious threat” to his life, for standing with Imran Khan.

The Awami Muslim League leader was detained on a case filed by PPP leader as Rasheed accused the PPP leader Asif Ali Zardari for plotting an assassination plot against former PM Imran Khan, who himself facing a defamation suit for hurling serious allegations against Asif Zardari.