Police on Tuesday arrested former Member National Assembly (MNA) and chairman Awami Raj Party Jamshed Ahmed Dasti from Rawalpindi over dishonesty.

According to sources, Jamshed Dasti was absconder in a case of dishonesty. There was a case against Jamshed Dasti on the complaint of Truck Drivers’ Association for not returning Rs3.8 million.

Dasti was arrested after he check-in in a hotel in Rawalpindi, the sources said.

Sources further informed that Jamshed Dasti would be handed over to the Muzaffargarh Police.

In April 2013 Dasti was sentenced to 3 years in prison and 5,000 Rupees fine for presenting a fake graduation degree during the 2008 election.

On 10 April 2013, the Multan bench of Lahore High Court heard Dasti’s appeal and overturned his conviction.