Pakistan’s Interior Minister during Imran Khan’s administration, Sheikh Ahmed, was arrested by Pakistan’s police in Islamabad.
Awami Muslim League (AML) chief Sheikh Rashid Ahmed was arrested by police from his residence in a private housing society in the wee hours of Thursday, Pakistani media reported.
Sheikh Ahmed said that the police raided his house overnight without any warrant and insulted and humiliated him while taking him to police custody.
Former interior minister, Sheikh Rashid, allegedly arrested for saying that former President Asif Ali Zardari conspired to assassinate Imran Khan, according to reports.
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan on Thursday condemned the arrest of Awami Muslim League (AML) chief Sheikh Rashid Ahmed in a thread on Twitter.
Strongly condemn arrest of Sh Rasheed.Never in our history have we had such a biased, vindictive Caretaker govt appt by totally discredited ECP. Question is can Pak afford a street movement which we are being pushed towards at a time when we have been bankrupted by Imported Govt?
— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) February 1, 2023
Sheikh Rashid, an ally of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and a close aide of Imran Khan was arrested on the complaint filed by Raja Inayat-ur-Rehman, a vice president of Rawalpindi Division of the Pakistan Peoples’ Party (PPP) on January 27.