Police are intensifying their crackdown on supporters of various political parties, including the PTI and TLP, who are protesting alleged electoral fraud following the February 8 general elections.

Shahzad, who lodged a complaint with the Lahore High Court regarding the victory of Maryam Nawaz, daughter of Sharif, alleging tampering with Form 47, was apprehended in Lahore, the provincial capital.

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Farooq was also arrested and placed in a police van, as confirmed by a social media post from the PTI. Imran Khan’s party asserted that Shahzad was detained while peacefully exercising his right to protest against what they claim is blatant election rigging.

A circulating video clip depicts a defiant politician inside a police van. An independent candidate supported by the PTI emerged victorious, defeating Maryam Nawaz Sharif, daughter of the convicted former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.

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