Hamza “attempted to have me killed,” Parvez Elahi said in court


The police engaged a legal team to obtain an opinion on the written complaint of the speaker of the Punjab Assembly Chaudhry Parvez Elahi, who requested the registration of a complaint against newly-elect CM Punjab Hamza Shehbaz and some government officials.

The police took action after Chaudhry Parvez Elahi asked the sessions court on Monday, to file the case against the PML-N leadership.

The Court sought an answer from the Qila Gujjar Singh police.

As part of his complaint, Mr. Elahi also nominated Punjab Chief Secretary Kamran Afzal, Inspector General of Punjab Police Rao Sardar Ali Khan, Lahore Capital City Police Officer (CCPO) Shahzada Sultan, Additional Chief Secretary Syed Ali Murtaza, Lahore Division Commissioner retired Capt Usman, Deputy Commissioner Umar Sher Chattha and several PML-N MPAs.

He alleged that Hamza Shehbaz had ordered them to act illegally to “torture” him during the chief minister’s election in the Punjab Assembly on Saturday.

“These nominated officers attacked me in an attempt to kill me on the premises of the Punjabi Assembly,” reads the complaint.

He claimed that during the attack, his arm was broken, while his photographer Chaudhry Iqbal also sustained numerous injuries.

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“I was also a candidate for the Chief Minister of Punjab and the election was underway when several policemen entered in plainclothes,” he said,
adding that when the police used force against the PML-Q female MPAs, the situation took a bad turn.

He alleged that Hamza, who was his adversary, had directed his MPAs to kill him (Elahi).

He stated that by order of the Punjab IG, SP Imran and SHO Farooq forcibly entered the premises of the Punjab Assembly, thus violating the sacred character of the house.

“In the meantime, PML-N MPA Rana Mashhood ripped off a police club and attacked me on Hamza’s orders,” the alleged complaint.

He said the suspected attackers from the PML-N included Jehangir Khanzada, Malik Saeed, Mian Tahir Jamil, Rana Liaqat, Raja Saghir, Waqar Cheema, Adil Chattha, Ghazali Butt, Yasin Amir, Mian Mujtaba Shuja Rahman, Sohail Shaukat Butt, Malik Saiful Malook Khokhar, Khyzer Hayyat, etc.

In a letter sent to the residence of Mr Elahi, the Qilla Gujjar Singh SHO has asked him to follow the procedure(that is mandatory for lodging a complaint) and apply in writing to obtain a medico-legal certificate (MLC) report.

But there have been reports that Mr. Elahi has refused to do that.

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