PTI says MPA Arsalan Taj ‘kidnapped’ by plainclothes males accompanied by police in Karachi – Pakistan
The PTI and the household of MPA Arsalan Taj Ghumman alleged on Sunday that the Sindh lawmaker was “kidnapped” from his residence in Karachi by males in plainclothes who had been accompanied by police.
The PTI’s Karachi chapter shared a video of Ghumman’s spouse on Twitter. Within the video, she mentioned that police attacked their residence at round 5:30am with out a feminine police constable and broke down the doorways.
“We had been harassed. My query is the place was the search warrant if that they had arrived to arrest my husband?
“After we requested them this, that they had no reply. They kidnapped my husband with none purpose or search warrant.” She alleged that her husband was being persecuted for opposing the PPP.
She mentioned the household didn’t learn about Ghumman’s whereabouts and known as on the judiciary to take discover.
PTI spokesperson and MPA Jamal Siddiqi instructed Daybreak.com that just a few males in plainclothes, who had been additionally accompanied by police, broke down the lock of Ghumman’s residence in Gulshan-i-Iqbal close to Disco Bakery and compelled their approach in.
Quoting the members of the family, Siddiqi mentioned that the “intruders” allegedly misbehaved with the lawmaker’s mom and spouse, earlier than taking him away. “They didn’t have a search warrant,” he mentioned.
Siddiqi mentioned CCTV footage obtained from the realm “clearly confirmed” the PTI chief being taken away by policemen but the police had been “denying it”.
There was no official affirmation from the police in regards to the incident when approached by Daybreak.com for a remark.
The social gathering additionally shared the purported CCTV footage of the incident wherein the police may be seen pushing a person right into a automobile, which then departs adopted by a police van.
The PTI mentioned that social gathering leaders Aftab Siddiqi and Imran Ismail had additionally penned a letter to Sindh Chief Secretary Sohail Rajpoot to take discover of the incident, take “stern” motion in opposition to the provincial police and to get Ghumman launched.
PTI demands lawmaker’s release
Meanwhile, PTI Chairman Imran Khan demanded Ghumman’s immediate release.
“Demand immediate release of PTI MPA and Secretary General Karachi Arsalan Taj Ghumman, who was abducted in early hours of this morning […] Complete dismantling of our democracy and unravelling of rule of law,” he said.
PTI Senior Vice President Fawad Chaudhry also called for the lawmaker’s release.
Ex-Sindh governor Ismail demanded an explanation for why Ghumman was allegedly picked up. “What did he say because of which someone became a traitor?” he asked and appealed to “all agencies” to find out where he was.