Sheikh slams ECP over arrest of Fawad

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Sheikh Rashid

 

Awami Muslim League (AML) chief Sheikh Rashid Ahmed said on Wednesday the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) had become a “political party” in the arrest of PTI leader Fawad Chaudhry. The PTI leader was arrested from his residence in Lahore after ECP Secretary Umer Hameed registered a case against him for threatening the members of the election commission in a speech.

In a series of tweets, the former interior minister said the ECP’s duty was to hold elections in the country and not to file cases against people, adding that the arrest of Mr Chadudhry had exposed the intentions of the government. He claimed the government had planned “something else” in guise of elections.

Mr Ahmed predicted a round of arresting people would be started before the IMF programme and it would prove a last nail in the coffin of the government. Referring to depleting foreign exchange reserves and IMF’s conditions, he said the prevailing economic.—INP