Fawad says vandalism 'regrettable', demands inquiry

Fawad says vandalism 'regrettable', demands inquiry


Comes out of IHC to court voluntary arrest

ISLAMABAD (Dunya News) – PTI's senior vice president Fawad Chaudhry said on Tuesday night the events of May 9 were "extremely regrettable" and whoever was involved, whether from the PTI or not, should be investigated and brought to justice. 

Speaking to media after he came out of the Islamabad High Court (IHC), he said as a spokesperson for the PTI, he condemned the attacks on Lahore's Corps Commander House and defence installations. "Every person who belongs to Pakistan and the Pakistan Army was sad at what happened on May 9," he added.

He went on to say that he belonged to Jhelum - a residential place of army martyrs. “None of our graveyards is without martyrs’ graves,” he added. 

Mr Chaudhry said whoever belonged to Pakistan had cordial relations with army, adding that "we have to formulate our policy keeping this in mind." "If police want to arrest me, I am here to court arrest," he added. 

Earlier, in a dramatic turn of events, a team of the Islamabad police tried to capture Mr Chaudhry moments after he left court on being granted bail by the IHC in the illegal arrest case. 

As the PTI leader was about to head home, a police vehicle stopped right in front of his car, prompting him to run for safety towards court. Visuals of Fawad Chaudhry's dash towards court reflected the apathy of police as he once slipped and seemed gasping for breath. 

Hours earlier, the IHC accepted the bail plea of PTI leader Fawad Chaudhry and ordered his immediate release. The court also directed the law-enforcement agencies (LEAs) not to arrest Mr Chaudhry in any case for the next two days. The judge declared the PTI leader's arrest illegal.