Awami Muslim League (AML) chief Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed got arrested on Sunday evening in Rawalpindi. Sardar Abdul Razzak Khan, Rasheed’s lawyer, confirmed his arrest, Dawn has reported. 

“Rasheed was taken into custody by men in plain clothes from a housing society in Rawalpindi,” the lawyer added.

According to the lawyer, the nephew of the former interior minister has also been arrested.


In a video message, Sheikh Rashid Shafiq, the nephew of the AML chief, said that his uncle has been arrested from Bahria Town Phase III in Rawalpindi, adding that no one knows about his whereabouts.

“Both the Islamabad and Punjab police have told the high courts in writing that Sheikh Rasheed is not proclaimed in any case,” he said.

Shafiq also requested that the higher courts take notice of the incident and ensure the safe recovery of the former interior minister.

“We will fight the legal battle and have always indulged in politics of principles,” he added.