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Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on Thursday claimed party leader and former minister Farrukh Habib was “picked up by unknown persons” from Gwadar.

The development comes a day after PTI announced Farrukh as its new spokesperson.

The former federal minister was taken into custody along with his brother and four other companions by individuals, one in police uniform and 7-8 others in plain clothes, the party said in a post on X, formerly Twitter.

“We hope that all those taken into under custody will be presented in court according to the law,” PTI said.

The party’s legal team has also been alerted for legal proceedings, it said.

Since after May 9 protests by PTI over Imran Khan’s arrest by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB), a number of party leaders have been arrested for allegedly inciting violent protests, including attacks on defence installations, buildings and memorials.

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In another post on X, the party claimed that Farrukh was arrested because of his “unwavering loyalty to chairman Imran Khan and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf and his refusal to compromise on the interests of our nation”.

Farrukh Habib, belonging to District Faisalabad, has been the State Minister for Information and Broadcasting in the previous PTI-led government.

He was also member of the Standing Committees on Information and Broadcasting, Science and Technology, and Defense Production.

According to the information ministry website, Farrukh has been a pioneering member and representative of the PTI youth since 2007 and also the founder of Insaf Student Federation.

He has been the central deputy general secretary and central deputy secretary information of PTI and a member of PTI’s central executive committee. He has also served as the Federal Parliamentary Secretary for Railways.

In the 2018 General Elections, Farrukh secured a win against ex-minister of Water and Power, Abid Sher Ali and was elected as MNA from NA-108.


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Kashif ALI Sep 28, 2023 12:50pm
Awesome news. He was proclaimed offender declared by the courts. Now, other rodents need to be rounded up too. Hammad Azhar and Swati must be behind bars.
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Haris Sep 28, 2023 01:59pm
Sub pharan jaan gaye. Inshallah.
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Parvez Sep 28, 2023 02:32pm
If this is what is meant by creating a " level playing field " to ensure a free and fair election ....the credibility of those in power which has already been badly dented will sink even lower ( if that is possible ).
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Riz Sep 28, 2023 02:55pm
@Kashif ALI, this is not awsome, same music will be faced by the currents who are licking the boots
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KU Sep 28, 2023 04:14pm
Law of the land must prevail, even if someone is accused, but let the due process of law do justice. What needs to be answered is, why were other PTI accused released particularly after holding ''press conferences'' to leave PTI?, and how can an accused as well as convicted criminal go out of the country on Rs. 50 undertaking and be never questioned by any court?
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Usman Sep 28, 2023 05:35pm
He was trying to run away from gwadar
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Usman Sep 28, 2023 05:36pm
@Riz, they already did wjem imran was in power.its time for pti to taste it and stop crying .face it.losers.
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Col (R) Amjad Sep 28, 2023 08:08pm
Come on. He must be visiting a cat house in incognito. Most of the PTI leaders including its supreme leader are fond of cat houses.
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JusticeNow Sep 28, 2023 08:10pm
When will watch robber face punishment for his crime?
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