PTI's Asad Qaiser and Pervez Khattak "go missing" following Parvez Elahi's arrest.
PTI's Asad Qaiser and Pervez Khattak "disappear" after Parvez Elahi's arrest.
Senior leaders of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf reportedly went missing on Thursday, as their spokesperson claimed that he was unable to reach them since morning.
The spokesperson added that both leaders — Qaiser, former National Assembly speaker and Khattak, ex-Khyber Pakhtunkhwa chief minister —left for an undisclosed location at 11 in the morning to "meet someone".
In a statement, the KP police have denied taking the PTI leaders into custody.
Earlier today, Justice Arbab Muhammad Tahir of the Islamabad High Court (IHC) fixed Qaiser’s petition — seeking the direction of authorities to restrain them from arresting the PTI leader under Section 3 of Maintenance of Public Ordinance (MPO)—for hearing tomorrow (Friday).
Imran Khan's close allies are included in the committee Imran Khan formed to negotiate with the current administration to end the political impasse.
A number of prominent PTI figures, including Shireen Mazari, Fawad Chaudhry, Aamir Mehmood Kiani, and others, have split from the party's leader as a result of the arrests of hundreds of PTI members and leaders for their alleged involvement in the May 9 riots.
Anti-corruption officers earlier today detained PTI President Parvez Elahi in front of his Lahore home in connection with a corruption case.
He was wanted in the Rs70 million corruption case related to the embezzlement of development funds allocated for the Gujrat district.
The anti-corruption court judge had also discarded his bail in the case after declaring Elahi's medical certificate bogus which claimed that he had been experiencing chest pain.
The anti-corruption spokesperson in a statement said Elahi was taken into custody while trying to flee and added that he was wanted in various corruption cases.