As former Pakistani prime minister Imran Khan was detained yesterday, Shah Mehmood Qureshi, the vice chairman of the PTI and Khan’s closest subordinate, was also arrested. Now, Pakistani media reports that the senior vice president of the PTI, Fawad Chaudhry, may also be detained shortly.
Meanwhile, Chaudhry took to Twitter to share his views. “The Islamabad High Court gave a decision yesterday that I cannot be arrested in any case till the 12th, I am present in the Supreme Court where a petition has been filed against the arrest of Imran Khan and a heavy force of Islamabad Police is outside to arrest me. Exists for Courts in Pakistan are practically closed,” his tweet read.
“Now that the army has arrived in Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and the security issue has been resolved, elections should be held on May 14 as per the orders of the Supreme Court,” he said in another tweet.
Who is Chaudhry Fawad?
Fawad Chaudhry is a prominent Pakistani politician and a member of the party currently in power in Pakistan, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI). He has held various government positions and is well-known for his close relationship with Prime Minister Imran Khan.
In 2017, Chaudhry joined the PTI party, where he rapidly ascended to prominence. Fawad Chaudhry was appointed Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting in August 2018, after the PTI won general elections and established the government. In this capacity, he became the government’s official spokesperson, charged with communicating government policies and initiatives to the public and media.
Aryan Jakhar works as an Editor-in-Chief at The Shining Media. Also, he is an editor at YouthPolitician (digital media situated in Taiwan). He writes his opinions on social issues at YouthKiAwaaz and also on his blogger website.