Islamabad (Web Desk): Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Senator Saifullah Khan Nyazee was taken from outside the Senate premises, party leaders claimed on Friday.
Addressing a press conference in Islamabad, PTI's Secretary General Asad Umar said that received news that Saifullah Nyazee has been picked up from the Senate.
Criticising Senate Chairman Sadiq Sanjrani, PTI leader Shireen Mazari said he should be "ashamed" of the incident happening without his knowledge or approval.
As mainstream and social media claimed the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) was behind the arrest, the agency issued a statement rejecting such reports.
Addressing a press conference, Minister for Interior Rana Sanaullah said that Senator Saifullah Nyazee had not been appearing for investigation in foreign funding case and now he had been taken into protective custody so that he could be formally questioned.
He said legal procedure would be followed for the arrest of PTI Senator if required at a later stage.
Meanwhile, Founding member of PTI Hamid Zaman was also arrested by the FIA on Friday in the foreign funding case.
As per the reports, Zaman was taken into custody from his office on Waris Road in Lahore.
The interior minister said that Hamid Zaman had also been taken into protective custody in the case.