Former Pakistan Minister Qureshi Arrested Once more After Being Launched From Jail

ISLAMABAD: Shah Mahmood Qureshi, the previous international minister and vice-chairman of Imran Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf get together was arrested once more on Tuesday, moments after being launched from a jail in Rawalpindi on the orders of a prime court docket. Qureshi, 66, served as Pakistan’s International Affairs Minister from 2018 to 2022 below Khan’s regime. The Islamabad Excessive Courtroom on Tuesday ordered Qureshi’s launch after he submitted an endeavor affirming that he would abstain from creating agitation and inciting staff, based on Geo TV.

Nonetheless, moments after his launch from Rawalpindi’s Adiala Jail, Punjab Police re-arrested the previous minister, the report mentioned. Qureshi was among the many prime Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leaders arrested after violent protests erupted following Khan’s arrest on Might 9. Khan’s supporters vandalised a dozen army installations, together with the Lahore Corps Commander home, Mianwali airbase, the ISI constructing in Faisalabad and in addition torched delicate defence installations.

The Military headquarters (GHQ) in Rawalpindi was additionally attacked by the mob for the primary time. Like Qureshi, Khan’s shut aide and former minister for human rights Shireen Mazari was additionally re-arrested on Monday. Mazari stop the get together and introduced her retirement from lively politics on Tuesday.

She made the announcement after she was launched following her arrest for the fourth time since Might 12 when she was picked from her residence by police and despatched to jail.

Mazari has been a vocal critic of Pakistan’s army and Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif’s authorities. On Tuesday, Fayyazul Hassan Chohan, one other key chief in Khan’s get together, mentioned at a information convention that he’s quitting the get together over what he termed was Khan’s ‘politics of confrontation with the state and the army.’

In the meantime, Khan has termed his get together leaders’ exodus as “pressured divorce,” after Mazari’s announcement. “We had all heard about pressured marriages in Pakistan however for PTI a brand new phenomenon has emerged, pressured divorces,” Khan tweeted. “I commend and salute all of the senior members who’re resisting the intense stress to stop the get together,” Khan mentioned in one other tweet.

Khan, 70, who’s going through greater than 100 instances starting from corruption to terrorism, mentioned he sympathises will everybody who have been pressurised to go away the get together. An anti-terrorism court docket in Pakistan granted Khan bail until June 8 in eight instances associated to violence that erupted on the Judicial Advanced right here in March.

The instances have been registered in numerous police stations of Islamabad in opposition to the previous prime minister after clashes erupted between police and his supporters when the PTI get together chief appeared earlier than a court docket within the Judicial Advanced on March 18. The clashes erupted when Khan attended a much-awaited listening to within the Toshakhana corruption case.

The Toshakhana is a division below the executive management of the Cupboard Division and shops valuable items given to rulers, parliamentarians, bureaucrats, and officers by heads of different governments and states and international dignitaries. Khan, the cricketer-turned-politician, was ousted from energy in April final 12 months after shedding a no-confidence vote in his management, which he alleged was a part of a US-led conspiracy concentrating on him due to his unbiased international coverage choices on Russia, China and Afghanistan.

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