Alcohol found in Fawad's blood sample taken during arrest

Islamabad police register another case against PTI leader after receiving medical report

News Desk February 04, 2023
PTI's Fawad Chaudhry. Photo: AFP

A medical report found alcohol in the blood sample taken from Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Fawad Chaudhry at the time of his arrest, indicating that the former minister may have been intoxicated, Express News reported.

"Assuming the arrest time of 5:00am on January 25, 2023, and sample collection time at PIMS Hospital at 9:45pm on January 25, 2023, Fawad Ahmad Chaudhry might have ingested alcohol at 5:00am on January 25, 2023," Punjab Forensic Science Agency report stated.

"If the aforementioned assumption is accurate, then blood alcohol level would be in the lethal alcohol concentration range i.e. 0.4 g/dL," it concluded.

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The Islamabad police have registered another case against Fawad after receiving the toxicology report.

The PTI leader was arrested from Lahore on January 25 for allegedly “inciting violence” against the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) members and the chief election commissioner (CEC).

An FIR was registered against him at Islamabad’s Kohsar police station. Later, he was handed over to police on a two-day physical remand.

As the remand ended, Fawad was produced before a judicial magistrate who extended it by another two days.

The former information minister was released from Adiala jail on Wednesday evening after he was granted bail against a surety bond of Rs20,000.


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