Former Punjab governor Omar Cheema arrested

Cheema taken from his home at 4 am, reportedly by ACE

M Shahzad May 10, 2023


Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader and former Punjab governor Omar Sarfaraz Cheema was arrested on Wednesday during a raid at his house by the Anti-Corruption Establishment (ACE) Punjab.

The arrest comes shortly after former prime minister and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairperson Imran Khan was arrested by Rangers paramilitary force at Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Tuesday, in a dramatic move that threatens fresh turmoil in the country as protests erupted in multiple cities across Pakistan on his party’s call.

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Taking to his official Twitter account, PTI leader Hammad Azhar confirmed that Cheema was arrested in the wee hours of Wednesday morning.

"Former governor Omar Sarfaraz Cheema being taken... by Who? Where? On what charges?" he questioned.

The video showed alleged officials, dressed in regular clothes, inside Cheema's house. They could be heard saying that they were "waiting" for him, as the former governor descended down the stairs.


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