Former Prime Minister of Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) Sardar Tanveer Ilyas was arrested by the Islamabad police on Sunday night.

The arrest came about in connection with an FIR lodged by a member of the former premier’s family for “forceful entry and firing in [the] family property”.

According to the FIR, Mr Ilyas, Aneel Sultan, Muhammad Ali and 25 others broke into the office of Pak Gulf Construction company situated in Centaurus Mall.

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Mr Ilyas was shifted to the Margalla Police Station. His spokesperson said police jumped the walls of the former PM’s house to arrest him.

An Islamabad police spokesperson said all formalities were fulfilled before making the arrest.