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Fawad Chaudhry arrested for threatening ECP members: PTI workers gather outside Imran Khan residence fearing his arrest

LAHORE/ISLAMABAD: Lahore police arrested PTI leader Fawad Chaudhry early Wednesday morning after he publicly lambasted the government for planning to arrest Imran Khan, Farrukh Habib told media.

The police have confirmed this stunning development. Police have registered a case against Fawad Chaudhary late last night at the Kohsar police station in Islamabad.

Secretary of the Election Commission Umar Hameed lodged the FIR against Fawad Chaudhry for using threatening the ECP and its members.

According to FIR, Fawad warned the Election Commission, its members and their families in his speech outside Imran Khan’s residence in Lahore,, according to the FIR.

The FIR states that Chaudhary said that the status of the election commission was reduced to that of a ‘Munshi.’

Meanwhile, several PTI workers have gathered outside Zaman Park residence of Imran Khan fearing his arrest after Fawad Chaudhary.

Fawad said that those who become part of the caretaker government will be pursued until they are punished. He had said that the people sitting in the government would be pursued to their houses.

Fawad’s arrest comes amid the nightlong turnout of PTI workers who rushed to party chairman Imran Khan’s residence to ensure his security.

“The imported government has gone berserk,” Habib said in a tweet. The PTI leader also posted videos on social media of police whisking away Fawad. 

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