Punjab CM regrets police storming into Shujaat’s house

Mohsin Raza Naqvi
Mohsin Raza Naqvi

Punjab caretaker Chief Minister Mohsin Naqvi has expressed regret over police storming into Pakistan Muslim League Quaid (PML-Q) President Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain’s house in a bid to arrest former party leader Chaudhry Parvez Elahi, who is now Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) president on Friday night.

A heavy contingent of Punjab Police had raided Elahi’s residence in Lahore to arrest him, drawing strong criticism from PTI, which had been voicing concerns against the arrests of its workers and leaders.

Surprisingly, the federal government on Saturday distanced itself from the late-night raid and blamed the Punjab caretaker set-up for the incident.

Taking to Twitter, the caretaker CM, Naqvi responded to a tweet by Shujaat’s son, Chaudhry Saalik Hussain, who expressed dismay over whatever had happened.

Naqvi shared that he was in Madina but receiving all the details about the matter, saying that “no illegal action will be allowed by anyone”.