PTI Vice Chairman Shah Mahmood Qureshi is reported to have been arrested from his residence in Islamabad on Saturday evening.
As reported, the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) took Qureshi into custody from his residence in connection with the ongoing investigation into cipher which PTI alleges contained the threat from the United States to oust Imran Khan from power.
PTI has shared the development in a social media post, claiming, “PTI vice chairman Shah Mahmood Qureshi has been illegally arrested once again.
A post on the party’s official X-handle, formerly Twitter, said that Qureshi was taken into custody by a large contingent of police from his residence in the federal capital.
According to the PTI, their vice chairman was being taken to the Federal Investigation Agency’s headquarters.
تحریک انصاف کے خلاف غیرقانی ہتھکنڈے مسلسل جاری— PTI (@PTIofficial) August 19, 2023
تحریک انصاف کے وائس چیئرمین شاہ محمود قریشی ایک بار پھر غیرقانی طور پر گرفتار
شاہ محمود قریشی کو اسلام آباد میں ان کی رہائشگاہ سے پولیس کی بھاری نفری نے گرفتار کیا
شاہ محمود قریشی کو ایف آئی اے ہیڈکوارٹر منتقل کیا جارہا ہے
PTI General Secretary Omar Ayub also posted a statement on his Twitter handle.
He said, “Vice Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureishi sahib arrested from his house in Islamabad 25 minutes ago. He had just reached home after doing a Press Conference. Condemn this in the strongest words possible.”
“Had hoped that the reign of lawlessness would have ended after the exit of the Fascist PDM Government, but it appears that this Caretaker Government wants to break the records of their predecessor Fascist Govt,” he added.
Vice Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureishi sahib arrested from his house in Islamabad 25 minutes ago. He had just reached home after doing a Press Conference. Condemn this in the strongest words possible. Had hoped that the reign of lawlessness would…— Omar Ayub Khan (@OmarAyubKhan) August 19, 2023
Quresshi’s arrest came shortly after he addressed the presser wherein he dispelled the reports of infighting between party leaders to replace incarcerated party chief Imran Khan.