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Hassan Niazi continues to evade arrest as police carry out raids across Lahore

Hassan Niazi, PM Imran Khan’s nephew continues to evade arrest as Punjab Police continue to carry out raids for arresting him.

Hassan Niazi has been alleged for involvement and support for the lawyers’ attack carried out at Punjab Institute of Cardiology earlier this week.

As being reported, the Punjab police have so far conducted five raids at different residences belonging to Niazi in Lahore, however, Hassan Niazi could not be found anywhere.

Hassan Niazi is nominated in one of the two first information reports (FIRs) registered for vandalizing a police car parked outside the PIC on Wednesday.

According to the police, the case was registered after they “found Niazi damaging a police car in the CCTV footage they had obtained”.

On Friday, the deputy inspector general (DIG) investigations had said that “latest technology” is being used to arrest the PM’s nephew.

He told that Niazi could not be arrested by the raiding party “as he was not at home”.

The police have registered an FIR against 200-250 unidentified lawyers on the complaint of an official of the PIC.

The cases have been registered under various sections of the Pakistan Penal Code, including 322 (qatl-bis-sabab), 452 (trespassing), 353 (assault to deter public servant from performing duty), 354 (assault on woman to outrage her modesty), 148 (rioting with deadly weapon), 395 (dacoity) as well as Section 7 of the Anti-Terrorism Act (ATA).

Saman Siddiqui

Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.

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