Islamabad (Web Desk): Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf's (PTI) senior leader Senator Azam Swati was arrested by the Federal Investigation Agency's (FIA) Cybercrime Wing (CCW) on Thursday.
According to reports, PTI leader was arrested over his alleged controversial tweets against state institutions, including the army chief
The PTI lawmaker was arrested from his residence in the wee hours of Thursday.
Following his arrest, Azam was produced before a district and sessions court in Islamabad as the FIA requested a seven-day physical remand of the senator.
The court, however, granted a two-day physical remand and ordered Azam to immediately be taken to the hospital for a medical checkup.
Swati is the third senior leader of the Imran Khan-led PTI who has been arrested by the FIA after Saifullah Khan Nyazee and Hamid Zaman. However, Nyazee and Zaman are being probed for their alleged involvement in the prohibited funding to the party.
PTI Secretary General Asad Umar condemned the move and demanded that Swati be released immediately.
In his tweet, PTI leader PTI leader Fawad Chaudhry said that reports of Swati’s torture were "disturbing".
"Torturing political prisoners has become a new normal in Pakistan," the PTI leader added.