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AML leader Sheikh Rasheed arrested for accusing zardari of planning IK’s murder

ISLAMABAD: Police arrested Sheikh Rashid, chief of Awami Muslim League (AML) and an ally of PTI early Thursday morning.

Before arresting the AML leader, Islamabad police gave him a last chance to record his statement on Wednesday regarding his claim that Asif Zardari has prepared a plan for the murder of Imran Khan.

The FIR registered against Sheikh Rashid at the Aabpara Police Station in Islamabad. — Photo by authors

According to FIR, Sheikh Rasheed has been arrested on the complaint of a PPP leader wherein he said the AML leader leveled baseless but serious allegations against Asif Ali Zardari for hatching a plan to assassinate Imran Khan through terrorists.

Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Rawalpindi Division President Raja Inayat Ur Rehman lodged an FIR with the Aabpara Police Station in Islamabad.

Earlier, Islamabad police gave a last chance to the chief of Awami Muslim League Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed to record his statement on Wednesday in this case.

The police have served a notice to Sheikh Rasheed and also shared on social media that they have summoned the AML leader and former interior minister.

Islamabad police said that Sheikh Rashid was not cooperating with them regarding his allegations against PPP co-chairperson Asif Zardari. In allegations, Sheikh Rasheed claimed that Zardari has prepared a plan for the assassination of Imran Khan through terrorists.

Therefore, Islamabad police have given a last chance to the AML leader to appear before the investigators in this case.

Islamabad police have claimed that Sheikh Rashid has shifted the blame of his statement on Imran Khan saying he has followed IK’s statement.

Therefore, police have arrested him for leveling serious but baseless allegations against Zardari.

Javed Mahmood
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I am an experienced writer, analyst, and author. My exposure in English journalism spans more than 28 years. In the past, I have been working with daily The Muslim (Lahore Bureau), daily Business Recorder (Lahore/Islamabad Bureaus), Daily Times, Islamabad, daily The Nation (Lahore and Karachi). With daily The Nation, I have served as Resident Editor, Karachi. Since 2009, I have been working as a Freelance Writer/Editor for American organizations.


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