Abbottabad: Former minister, brother arrested
ABBOTTABAD: Former provincial minister for local governments Sardar Mohammad Idrees and his brother Fazlur Rehman were arrested here on Monday after the anti–terrorism court, Abbottabad cancelled their bail plea. The ex-minister and his brother were apprehended by the Abbottabad police on the court premises as soon as his pre-arrest bail petition was dismissed by the anti–terrorist court, Abbottabad on Monday.
It may be recalled that Sardar Idrees was unofficially declared the winner in the February 18, 2008 general elections from PA–46 Abbottabad. But his rival candidate Barrister Abbasi challenged his win in the election commission and after recounting Sardar Idrees lost to his opponent by 89 votes.
In a reaction to the returning officer`s decision his supporters, lead by his brother Fazlur Rehman, took out a protest demonstration from their office and allegedly ransacked government property. They also reportedly attacked the supporters of his rival candidate.