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Police raid houses of PTI leaders in Islamabad

Hammad Azhar says father was threatened with arrest of daughter
PTI leaders’ houses raided in Islamabad. PHOTO: File
PTI leaders’ houses raided in Islamabad. PHOTO: File

Police in Islamabad have raided the houses of PTI leaders Hammad Azhar, Omar Ayub Khan, and Ali Nawaz Awan overnight, the PTI said on Wednesday posting footage on social media.

Hammad Azhar claimed his father was threatened with the arrest of his daughter when police could not trace Hammad.

In the wake of the May 9 riots, the police have started arresting PTI leaders under the Maintenance of Public Order ordinance.

According to Omar Ayub’s family, he was not in the house at the time of the police raid. They claimed that police arrested three employees from the house.

Omar Ayub tweeted, “Armed Islamabad Police without a warrant raided & searched my house. “

He said the police abducted his staff and threatened to arrest his 16-year-old son who is taking his O-level exams. “This is the level this imported government is stooping to.”

On the other hand, PTI leader Hammad Azhar’s house was also raided.

The PTI party claimed in a tweet that during a raid former federal minister Hammad Azhar’s 82-year-old father was threatened and issues a warning that his daughter would be ‘whisked away’ if his son didn’t surrender to the police.

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Hammad Azhar also tweeted the same claim from his personal Twitter handle.

Moreover, the police also raided Ali Nawaz Awan’s house.

The government has claimed that the PTI’s leadership backed the May 9 violent protests following former premier Imran Khan’s arrest. They have accused the central leadership of PTI of inciting the people to protest, which led to attack on state buildings.

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