Shahzad Farooq Of PTI Arrested Amid Election Protest
Law enforcement continues to clamp down on PTI, TLP, and other party activists protesting alleged election manipulation in the general elections held on February 8.
Shahzad, who had taken the matter to the Lahore High Court, accusing Maryam Nawaz, Sharif’s daughter, of manipulating Form 47, was apprehended in Lahore. PTI confirmed Farooq’s arrest in a social media post, stating that he was detained while peacefully exercising his right to protest against the apparent rigging.
PTI candidate Shahzad Farooq was arrested and put inside a prison van. He was arrested while exercising his right to peacefully protest against the blatant rigging.
— PTI Canada Official (@PTIOfficialCA) February 11, 2024
A circulating online video depicts the defiant politician inside a police van. PTI-backed independent candidate Shahzad Farooq had triumphed over Maryam Nawaz Sharif, the daughter of convicted politician Nawaz Sharif.