The Lahore High Court has asked police to bring PTI leader Fawad Chaudhry to court at 1.30 pm after receiving a plea from Fawad’s cousin Nabeel Shehzad calling for the “recovery” of the former federal minister.
The petitioner requested the court to “recover” the PTI leader in a habeas corpus application. Additionally, it urged the court to halt any unlawful actions taken against the PTI leader.
The petitioner has also requested that the case be heard in court today, which was later accepted by the court.
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.
The prosecution informed the judge at the beginning of the hearing that Fawad had a case filed against him by the Islamabad Police. The prosecution also requested that the court grant the PTI leader a temporary remand.
The PTI leader’s temporary remand to Islamabad was approved by the court.
Fawad requested a copy of the FIR filed against him from the judge on his behalf. He continued by saying he was proud of the accusations made against him. Nelson Mandela was detained on such allegations as well.
“It is alleged that I engaged in sedition […] I should be treated with respect because I am a former Supreme Court attorney and federal minister,” he told the court.
The PTI leader criticized the arresting procedure as “inappropriate.” “I would have come personally if they had called,” he said.