Naqvi orders inquiry into police raid at Shujaat’s residence


Punjab caretaker Chief Minister Mohsin Naqvi on Wednesday ordered an inquiry into the police action at Pakistan Muslim League-Q President Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain’s Lahore residence last week.

Last week, police and Anti Corruption Establishment teams conducted a late-night raid at PTI President Parvez Elahi’s Gulberg residence and arrested 12 people.

Pervaiz Elahi and Shujaat live in adjoining houses, but their political allegiances are on opposite ends of the aisle.

As per a press release, Naqvi visited the PML-Q leader’s Zahoor Elahi residence in Lahore and checked up on Shujaat’s son Chaudhry Salik Hussain who is also a federal minister.

A long with Naqvi, the province’s police chief and chief secretary were also present during the meeting.

The caretaker chief minister took details of the incident from Shujaat’s sons and apologised for the events.

The press release quoted Naqvi as saying that he was in Saudi Arabia for Umrah and arrived in Lahore Wednesday.

He also stated that he had ordered an inquiry into the incident, assuring him that those responsible for it would be identified and “action will be taken against them without any discrimination”.

“The law is equal for all,” the interim CM added.

Naqvi further alleged that petrol bombs were lobbed at the police during the raid at Parvez Elahi’s residence, stressing that no one was allowed to take the law into their hands and attack law enforcement personnel.

After the meeting concluded, Shujaat thanked the caretaker chief minister for visiting his house.