PTI lawmaker from Karachi handed over to police on remand

KARACHI: A Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) lawmaker, who was “picked up” from his Karachi residence by unidentified plainclothesmen, was handed over to the police for a two-day physical remand by an anti-terrorism court (ATC) Monday.

Arsalan Taj Hussain, the party’s lawmaker from PS-102 (Karachi East-IV), and the general secretary in the city, is accused of involvement in clashes outside deputy commissioner Kemari’s office.

The police requested a 10-day remand, but the court granted only two days.

Speaking to reporters after his court appearance, Hussain said that he is a worker of former prime minister Imran Khan and will not abandon him at any cost.

On Sunday, police conducted an overnight raid and arrested Taj from his residence. More than 12 hours after his arrest, Sindh Police revealed that Taj was arrested in connection with the attack on the building in Keamari.

A police spokesperson claimed that Hussain, along with some PTI activists, attacked the office, resulting in a case being registered under terrorism sections.


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