ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Vice Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Shah Mahmood Qureshi has been arrested from his residence in Islamabad on Saturday.
Sources said that his arrest has been made in connection with the Cypher saga.
Qureshi was reportedly taken to the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) Headquarters in Islamabad wherein he will be interrogated regarding the Cypher.
— Public News (@PublicNews_Com) August 19, 2023
Reacting his arrest, the PTI Secretary General Omar Ayub Khan said that Shah Mahmood Qureshi had just reached home after doing a Press Conference at the National Press Club (NPC).
“We condemn this in the strongest words possible,” he wrote on X, formerly Twitter.
Omar Ayub said that we had hoped that the reign of lawlessness would have ended after the exit of the fascist Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) government but it appears that this caretaker government wants to break the records of their predecessor fascist government.
Vice Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureishi sahib arrested from his house in Islamabad 25 minutes ago. He had just reached home after doing a Press Conference. Condemn this in the strongest words possible. Had hoped that the reign of lawlessness would…
— Omar Ayub Khan (@OmarAyubKhan) August 19, 2023
Condemn Shah Mehmood Qureshi’s arrest. Is it a coincidence that SMQ was arrested after a press conference of the right sort, that presented his party’s stance? Is it a coincidence that just earlier today, rumours had been deliberately circulated that there were differences… https://t.co/xeHcKRvvCQ
— Taimur Khan Jhagra (@Jhagra) August 19, 2023
The minute our Vice Chairman Shah Mehmood Quareshi has once again been arrested for doing a press conference and re affirming PTI stance against all tyranny and pre poll rigging that is going on currently in Pakistan. Since the care taker set up sworn in, it seems things have… pic.twitter.com/9D2pXrVU8c
— Sayed Z Bukhari (@sayedzbukhari) August 19, 2023