Former Human Rights Minister and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf senior leader Shireen Mazari has been arrested from her house in Islamabad.
In a video, it can be seen that female officers forcibly took her away as she tried to resist getting into the car.
Following the incident, her party members including Zulfi Bukhari, Shibli Faraz, Fawad Chaudhry along with Mazari’s daughter Imaan Mazari reached the Kohsar police station.
Mazari’s daughter tweeted that her mother has been abducted by Anti-Corruption Wing, Lahore.
While talking to the media, Imaan said nobody was informed before and she will come after this government.
According to Geo News, Mazari was arrested in a case registered in Dera Ghazi Khan. The case had opened during former Punjab Chief Minister (CM) Usman Buzdar’s tenure but the investigation was put on hold as per his orders
Mazari’s neighbour, Senator Mustafa Nawaz Khokhar told The Current: “I saw some heavy security movement around my house. When I inquired, we were told it was for someone’s security. However, my staff informed me that Shireen Mazari, who is my neighbour, may have been arrested. I went to her house and from there we went to the police station with her daughter Imaan Mazari.”
Khokhar added that the police informed them that she has been arrested by Anti-Corruption Department Punjab.
According to Journalist Syed Talat Hussain people in authority in Punjab are clueless about Mazari’s arrest.
According to former federal minister Fawad Chaudhry, nobody knows about Mazari’s whereabouts. He said the government has attacked a lady from their party, if this is war then so be it.
While Sheikh Rasheed said that a list of PTI leaders has been prepared which mentions names of the ones to be arrested in the future.
The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan has condemned the act. In a tweet, they have said that her arrest smacks of political victimisation, which has regrettably become an entrenched practice and is deplorable no matter which party is the perpetrator.
CM Hamza Shehbaz has ordered immediate release of Dr Shireen Mazari. He said that she is a respected personality.
“We condemn what Imran Khan said about Maryam Nawaz but we don’t believe in revenge politics.”
Mazari was arrested outside her house in Islamabad. Anti-Corruption Department Punjab arrested Mazari earlier today.