How the internet reacted to Fawad Chaudhary’s arrest [REACTIONS]
Chaudhary was brought to a court in Cantt handcuffed after a few hours of his arrest, and he also sought a one-day transit remand.
Recently, the news of Chaudhary Fawad getting arrested by the police has set the internet ablaze.
Fawad was arrested by the law-enforcement agency after he threatened the electoral body. A court in Islamabad adjourned the hearing on a petition, which sought the transit remand of the political leader to shift to the federal capital. The PTI leader was apprehended because he publicly censured the government and the ECP for scheming to ‘arrest the party chairman.’
Fawad Chaudhary gets arrested
The former Federal Minister of Science and Technology was arrested from his house in Lahore after he was booked under sections 153A, 124A, and 506 of the Penal Code of Pakistan. The complaint was lodged against him by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) Secretary Umer Hameed.
Chaudhary was brought to a court in Cantt handcuffed after a few hours of his arrest, and he also sought a one-day transit remand. The PTI leader also spoke on the matter, and he said that he had been treated as a terrorist, and he further added that he was also unaware of the charges that were brought against him. He has asked the people to take a stand against the government, saying that the former President of South Africa, Nelson Mandela, was also booked in a sedition case.
فواد چوہدری کو کینٹ کچہری پیش کردیا گیا
— PTI (@PTIofficial) January 25, 2023
During the hearing of his case, he requested Judge Rana Mudassir to give him a copy of the FIR registered against him, and this request of his was accepted. Fawad also stated that his petition against his unlawful detention is pending in the Lahore High Court, and asked the judge to not issue any judgment on the transit remand plea until LHC decides the case.
How the public reacted
Here is how the public reacted to Fawad Chaudhary’s arrest. While some people thought it was justified, there was also a majority that was upset over it.
The brave Fawad Chaudhary pic.twitter.com/xbGl0rf3YM
— Adeel Raja (@adeelraja) January 25, 2023
— Hassaan Niazi (@HniaziISF) January 25, 2023
Pakistan’s government has arrested Fawad Chaudhry, a senior opposition leader.
If Islamabad fought inflation and debt with as much rigor as it is fighting the opposition, it would have vanquished the economic crisis many moons ago.
— Michael Kugelman (@MichaelKugelman) January 25, 2023
The people of Jhelum must & should SHUT DOWN the entire city on the arrest of Fawad Chaudhary Sb! He's a fearless member of Khan's/ PTI's leadership! May Allahﷻ protect you Fawad Sb!#عمران_خان_ہماری_ریڈ_لائن#زمان_پارک_پہنچو pic.twitter.com/HkMgIK3uAB
— Momina Abid (@Momina_Abidd) 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
— cyril almeida (@cyalm) January 25, 2023
Fawad is controversial, but courageous. He has always had the courage to speak out, to take a stand. He has never run off to London. People with character, on any side of the divide, need to be central to the political discourse, not clamped with handcuffs.#ReleaseFawadChaudhry pic.twitter.com/LjwvmKuCAE
— Taimur Khan Jhagra (@Jhagra) January 25, 2023
No justification in the arrest of key PTI leader Fawad Ch. What have they achieved so far in the cases of Azam Swati, Shahbaz Gill or in the cases against journalists. You have a right to disagree but historically such actions only go against government of the day.
— Mazhar Abbas (@MazharAbbasGEO) January 25, 2023
Is this it?
With Fawad arrested, is Khan next?
Is this the “winter wipeout” they were talking about?
Is this the beginning of the end (for PTI)?
Or the end of the beginning? (for you know who)
— Wajahat S. Khan (@WajSKhan) January 25, 2023
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