Lahore (Web Desk): The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on Thursday claimed that party leader and former federal minister Farrukh Habib has been taken into custody from Gwadar.
The development comes a day after PTI announced Farrukh as its new spokesperson.
The PTI, in its post on social media platform X (formerly known as Twitter), the post said “Former Federal Minister Farrukh Habib, his brother and 4 other associates from Gwadar area of Balochistan were detained by a person in police uniform and 7-8 unknown persons in plain clothes at midnight without any warrant”,
“We hope that all the detainees will be brought to court this morning in accordance with the law”.
گوادر بلوچستان کے علاقے سے سابق وفاقی وزیر فرخ حبیب، ان کے بھائی اور دیگر 4 ساتھیوں کو پولیس یونیفارم میں ملبوس ایک شخص اور 7-8 سادہ کپڑوں میں نامعلوم افراد نے آدھی رات کے وقت بغیر کسی وارنٹ کے حراست میں لیا— PTI (@PTIofficial) September 27, 2023
ہم امید کرتے ہیں کہ قانون کے مطابق تمام زیرحراست افراد کو آج صبح عدالت…
The party’s legal team has also been alerted for legal proceedings, it also added.
The PTI also demanded his immediate release.
Former Minister of State and President PTI West Punjab, Farrukh Habib— PTI (@PTIofficial) September 27, 2023
has been abducted. His only 'crime' is his unwavering loyalty to Chairman Imran Khan and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf and his refusal to compromise on the interests of our nation. We demand his immediate release… pic.twitter.com/vkhuryjOxf
After May 9 protests by PTI over Imran Khan’s arrest by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB), many party leaders have been arrested for allegedly inciting violent protests, including attacks on defense installations, buildings and memorials.
Farrukh Habib, belonging to Faisalabad district, has been the state minister for information and broadcasting in the previous PTI-led government.
He had defeated ex-minister of water and power, Abid Sher Ali in 2018 General Elections and was elected as MNA from NA-108.