Waseem Akhtar was sworn in today as the new mayor of Karachi, Pakistan's largest city. But he didn't get to settle into his brand-new office after the swearing-in ceremony.
Instead, he was rushed back to jail in an armored police vehicle.
Akhtar, a former member of parliament and member of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) party in Pakistan, has been charged with arranging medical care for suspected terrorists and stoking violence and riots in 2007.
He hasn’t been found guilty of any crime, but has been under arrest since last month.