After Imran Khan, ex-Pak FM Shah Mehmood Qureshi arrested: Report | World News
Ex-Pakistan international minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi – a detailed aide of ex-prime minister Imran Khan – has been arrested in Islamabad, Pakistani broadcaster Geo TV reported Wednesday night. News of Qureshi’s arrest got here hours after Imran Khan – whose arrest Tuesday sparked violent clashes and riots in that nation – was remanded to the custody of a Pakistani anti-corruption company for eight days in reference to the Al-Qadir Belief case. In preliminary reviews Geo TV mentioned Qureshi’s arrest was a part of the anti-corruption company’s ‘crack down’ on the management of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf occasion led by Imran Khan, 70.
Other than Qureshi, authorities additionally detained Asad Umar, the PTI’s secretary-general. Each are in a police station within the federal capital. Reviews say cops are attempting to arrest senior PTI chief Fawad Chaudhry as nicely. PTI leaders are being rounded as much as preserve legislation and order, sources instructed the Pak broadcaster.
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“The courtroom has authorized eight days of bodily remand of Imran Khan,” a lawyer for the ex-PM instructed information company AFP on the cellphone after an Islamabad courtroom’s closed-door listening to.
Shortly earlier than that one other courtroom indicted him within the ‘Toshakhana’ corruption case – a separate matter that sees him accused of illegally promoting state items obtained throughout his time as PM (2018-22) and saved in a nationwide treasury.
Arrange in 1974, the Toshakhana is a division that shops valuable items given to Pak heads of state, parliamentarians, bureaucrats, and officers.
Khan was despatched to the custody of the Nationwide Accountability Bureau within the Al-Qadir Belief case, through which he’s accused of looting 50 billion Pakistani rupees.
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The NAB sought custody of Khan for 14 days and the courtroom initially reserved its verdict, solely to announce a U-turn and ship the ex-PM to the company.
Khan was arrested Tuesday and that was adopted by huge protests throughout Pakistan, along with his followers storming police stations and clashing with safety forces. A minimum of 4 deaths have been reported up to now amid the combating.
The Military has been deployed in Pakistan and almost 1,000 individuals have been arrested within the province of Punjab, Pak’s most populous, police instructed information company AFP. “Police groups arrested 945 legislation breakers and miscreants…” officers mentioned, including 130 officers had been injured within the violence.