Sheikh Rashid Ahmed, the leader of Awami Muslim League (AML) and an ally of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), was arrested by the Islamabad police on Thursday from his residence in Rawalpindi
Rashid was charged with making false allegations that Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) co-chairman and former president Asif Ali Zardari was plotting to assassinate PTI Chairman Imran Khan.
The case was registered under non-bailable provisions.
The case was filed against Sheikh Rashid by Rawalpindi Division’s PPP President Raja Inayat Ur Rehman at Islamabad’s Aabpara Police Station for leveling baseless allegations against the former president.
In the FIR, the PPP divisional president stated that the AML chief tried to badmouth a former president and cause a “permanent danger” to the PPP co-chairman and his family.
According to Rashid’s nephew, Sheikh Rashid Shafiq, a large police force broke into Rashid’s house and used force on the employees.