Court grants physical remand of Sheikh Rashid’s nephew to police

By: News Desk
Published: 11:30 AM, 2 May, 2022
Court grants physical remand of Sheikh Rashid’s nephew to police
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A court in Attock on Monday granted two-day physical remand of MNA Sheikh Rashid Shafiq, nephew of former interior minister Sheikh Rashid, to the police, reported 24NewsHD TV channel. 

In this connection, strict security arrangements had been put in place both inside and outside the court. A heavy contingent of police was deployed to prevent people’s entry in the court’s premises.

On the other hand, Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) workers gathered at the city’s Kutchehry Chowk and protested against the arrest of Sheikh Rasheed’s nephew

They kept chanting anti-government slogans such as “Zulm ke ye zabte, hum nahi mante’, ‘Imported hukoomat na manzoor’ and ‘Agli bar phir Niazi’, ‘Imran Khan qadam barrhao, hum tumhare sath hain.     

Former interior minister Sheikh Rashid’s nephew MNA Sheikh Rashid Shafiq was arrested yesterday (Sunday, May 1, 2022) as soon as he arrived at the Islamabad airport in connection with raising slogans against Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and his Umrah entourage at Masjid-e-Nabawi in Medinah Munawwara.

A case had later been registered at Faisalabad police station against the nephew of Sh Rashid for his alleged participation in the protest against the visiting PM and his companions. 

The plain-clothed FIA officials detained Mr. Shafiq as soon as he reached the Islamabad Airport. 

Sources divulged that Rashid Shafiq later was shifted to Airport Police Station in Attock. Shafiq was handed over to the police on one-day transit remand.

Reporter: Muhammad Imran