PTI Chairman and former prime minister Imran Khan criticized Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Sikandar Sultan Raja for PTI senior leader Fawad Chaudhry’s arrest on Wednesday.
Imran Khan took to Twitter to express his opinion, stating that, “Fawad’s arrest on his apt description of the CEC leaves no doubt in anyone’s mind that Pak has become a banana republic devoid of rule of law.”
I will be doing media talk 4 pm today. Fawad's arrest on his apt description of the CEC leaves no doubt in anyone's mind that Pak has become a banana republic devoid of rule of law. We must stand up for our fundamental rights now to save Pak's drift towards a point of no return.
— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) January 25, 2023
He further stated, “We must stand up for our fundamental rights now to save Pak’s drift towards a point of no return.”
The former prime minister also announced to hold a media talk on this issue at 4 pm today (Wednesday).
Earlier, Fawad Chauhdry was detained from his home on Wednesday after publicly criticizing the government and the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) for plotting to detain party chairman Imran Khan.
Complaint against Fawad Chaudhry alleges violations of the Pakistan Penal Code’s sections 153-A (promotion of hatred between groups), 506 (criminal intimidation), 505 (statement conducive to public mischief), and 124-A (sedition).
It claimed that Fawad threatened the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) and declared that “those who become part of the caretaker administration [in Punjab] will be pursued till they are punished” in a speech delivered in front of PTI Chairman Imran Khan’s home.