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Condemnations pour in over Fawad’s arrest

ISLAMABAD: Condemnations poured in over Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) chief Fawad Chaudhry’s arrest as political analysts, journalists and activists on Wednesday took the federal government to process over the arrest, questioning the logic behind the transfer.

Michael Kugelman – a regional political professional – slammed the federal government saying “if Islamabad fought inflation and debt with half as a lot rigor as it’s combating the opposition, it might have vanquished the financial disaster many moons in the past”.

Calling out the federal government for arresting the senior PTI chief for “talking boldly and difficult” the ruling coalition’s politics, outstanding journalist Moeed Pirzada blamed what he termed because the “Bajwa-Nawaz-Zardari Faustian Pact-2021” for having turned Pakistan into “the worst place on earth”.

One other political analyst and journalist, Mazhar Abbas condemned the arrest saying there was “no justification” behind it.

“What have they achieved thus far in circumstances of Azam Swati, Shahbaz Gill or within the circumstances in opposition to journalists?” he mentioned, warning that “traditionally such actions solely go in opposition to authorities of the day”.

PTI leaders condemn arrest

Quickly after the arrest, condemnations by PTI leaders additionally began pouring in on Twitter.

Former inside minister Shehryar Khan Afridi took to Twitter to denounce the arrest of Fawad, arguing that the arrest in violation of elementary rights recommended that the nation had been put below martial legislation and the Structure had been held in abeyance.

Senior celebration chief and former human rights minister Shireen Mazari lamented over the truth that an “unarmed politician [was abducted in early hours today [and] now being escorted by this large contingent”.

“Mohsin Naqvi doesn’t waste time to point out his virulent hatred of PTI & additionally do his Masters bidding,” she added, calling the transfer “disgusting”.

Shaukat Tarin additionally mentioned, “all Fawad has been asking the State Organs is to satisfy its constitutional obligations and maintain free and honest elections”.

“Is {that a} crime in a democratic nation?” he questioned.

In the meantime, some used the chance to concurrently remind the PTI of comparable political persecution when the celebration was in energy.

Activist Ammar Ali Jan, whereas condemning the arrest tweeted that “we have been in opposition to sedition legal guidelines when PTI used them and we’re in opposition to them when they’re getting used in opposition to PTI”.

“Sedition legal guidelines are a colonial relic meant to suppress the general public,” he added, warning that “inserting sedition fees on Fawad Chaudhry will solely irritate the present disaster.”

In an analogous tone, a public coverage skilled, Mosharraf Zaidi, mentioned that Fawad had “celebrated quite a few mindless arrests and jailings of his political opponents” and that “he’s now on the receiving finish of this cycle of this political toxicity”.

“Shameful then and now,” he said urging the powers that be to “cease the insanity”, “launch him now” and “announce elections”.

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