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Pakistan ex-foreign minister Qureshi arrested

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Pakistan ex-foreign minister Qureshi arrested

PTI Vice Chairman Shah Mahmood Qureshi has been arrested in Islamabad, claimed his party on X, formerly Twitter.

“PTI vice chairman Shah Mahmood Qureshi has been illegally arrested once again,” the social media post on the party’s account said, adding that he was taken into custody by a large contingent of police from his residence in the federal capital.

According to the PTI, Qureshi was being taken to the Federal Investigation Agency’s (FIA) headquarters.

The FIA is currently interrogating incarcerated PTI chief Imran Khan in a case related to a diplomatic cable that reportedly went missing from his custody and which he has for long presented as evidence of a “foreign conspiracy” to remove him as the prime minister.

According to PTI General Secretary Omar Ayub, Qureshi was taken into custody just as he reached home after addressing a press conference, during which he confirmed that he had met foreign ambassadors recently.

Ayub condemned Qureshi’s arrest, saying: “Had hoped that the reign of lawlessness would have ended after the exit of the fascist PDM government, but it appears that this caretaker government wants to break the records of their predecessor fascist government.” _The Dawn

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