LAHORE – A local court in the provincial capital has approved PTI leader Fawad Chaudhry's transitory remand to the Islamabad Police hours after the arrest of a defiant politician in a sedition case.
Chaudhry, the senior PTI leader and a close aide of Imran Khan, was produced before Lahore’s Cantt Court for his transitory remand after his arrest in the early hours of Wednesday.
Chaudhry was presented in the court in handcuffs; speaking with media, he said cops detained me in a similar way as they arrest a militant. Comparing himself with anti-apartheid activist Nelson Mandela, the former minister said he is proud to be booked under the same case in which the former President of South Africa was detained.
فواد چوہدری کو کینٹ کچہری پیش کردیا گیا— PTI (@PTIofficial) January 25, 2023
The arrest of the former information minister was confirmed by several members of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf. PTI leader Farrukh Habib took to Twitter where he confirmed that the capital force held Fawad Chaudhry from his house in Lahore, slamming the ruling alliance for arresting the PTI leader in a ‘state of panic’.
A copy of the FIR lodged against the outspoken politician also surfaced, according to which Chaudhry has been booked under several sections related to sedition, promotion of enmity, criminal intimidation, and statement conducing to public mischief.
The FIR was registered against the PTI leader in Kohsar Police Station on the complaint of the Secretary ECP.
His arrest comes on the heels of PTI workers gathering outside the Zaman Park residence of the party chairman, as activists claimed to avert the incumbent government's plan of arresting Imran Khan.
Following the development, several PTI leaders took to social media to denounce Fawad’s arrest while a clip was also shared by official PTI Twitter account showing police vehicles that PTI claimed were carrying Chaudhry to the federal capital from Lahore.
پولیس کی یہ گاڑیاں فواد چوہدری کو گرفتار کرکے لے جارہی ہے pic.twitter.com/y0R2bebffK— PTI (@PTIofficial) January 25, 2023
PTI condemns Fawad's arrest
Utterly shameful. Arresting @fawadchaudhry bec he called ecp secy a Munshi! Fascism at its worst. How can calling someone a Munshi or any other derogatory term even be a cause for arrest? Let alone keeping him at CTD lockup? Terrorists roam free but political opponents arrested!— Shireen Mazari (@ShireenMazari1) January 25, 2023
The series of unlawful activities continues. @fawadchaudhry’s phone have been switched on at CTD station, and messages are being read. Fascism of this regime in unprecedented. pic.twitter.com/QtGpxUQcyP— PTI (@PTIofficial) January 25, 2023
فواد چوہدری کو اغوا کرنے کے بعد پولیس سکواڈ نے گاڑی کو بلاک کردیا تاکہ ان کا تعاقب نہ کا جاسکے اور فواد کو نامعلوم مقام پر منتقل کردیا جائے۔— Farrukh Habib (@FarrukhHabibISF) January 25, 2023
پاکستان کی اعلی عدلیہ کو نوٹس لینا چاہئے اور فواد چوہدری کو فوری برآمد کروایا جائے۔ pic.twitter.com/JNOCYMZ85m
Updated location Fawad Ch. CTD Regional Office, Mohllanwal Road, Lahore. pic.twitter.com/NYtK6zX2eq— Hammad Azhar (@Hammad_Azhar) January 25, 2023
We live in a country were former Prime Minister cannot register FIR, but Fawad Ch will be arrested immediately over an absurd FIR by a Secretary. Worse than Banana Republic.— Virk Shahzaib (@VirkSh786) January 25, 2023
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KARACHI - Following are the foreign currency exchange rates for US Dollar, Saudi Riyal, UK Pound Sterling, U.A.E. Dirham, European Euro, and other foreign currencies in Pakistan open market on February 1, 2023 (Wednesday).
Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
|UK Pound Sterling||GBP||330.48||331.18|
|Hong Kong Dollar||HKD||33.72||34.07|
|New Zealand Dollar||NZD||171.35||173.35|
KARACHI – The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs202,000 on Wednesday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs173,190.
Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs164,500 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 179,100.
Note: The gold rate in Pakistan is fluctuating according to the international market so the price is never been fixed. The below rates are provided by local gold markets and Sarafa Markets of different cities.
|Lahore||PKR 202,000||PKR 2,390|
|Karachi||PKR 202,000||PKR 2,390|
|Islamabad||PKR 202,000||PKR 2,390|
|Peshawar||PKR 202,000||PKR 2,390|
|Quetta||PKR 202,000||PKR 2,390|
|Sialkot||PKR 202,000||PKR 2,390|
|Attock||PKR 202,000||PKR 2,390|
|Gujranwala||PKR 202,000||PKR 2,390|
|Jehlum||PKR 202,000||PKR 2,390|
|Multan||PKR 202,000||PKR 2,390|
|Bahawalpur||PKR 202,000||PKR 2,390|
|Gujrat||PKR 202,000||PKR 2,390|
|Nawabshah||PKR 202,000||PKR 2,390|
|Chakwal||PKR 202,000||PKR 2,390|
|Hyderabad||PKR 202,000||PKR 2,390|
|Nowshehra||PKR 202,000||PKR 2,390|
|Sargodha||PKR 202,000||PKR 2,390|
|Faisalabad||PKR 202,000||PKR 2,390|
|Mirpur||PKR 202,000||PKR 2,390|