Pakistan Police conduct late-night raid to arrest Parvez Elahi in Lahore
A heavy contingent of Pakistan Punjab Police Friday night raided Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) President Parvez Elahi’s residence to arrest him, drawing strong criticism from the party, which has been voicing concerns against the arrests of its workers and leaders.
According to Pakistan Private TV Channel Geo TV, the six-hour long police action came to a halt after Sohail Zafar Chattha, the Director General of Punjab’s Anti-Corruption Establishment, left the scene along with the police contingent.
Chattha, talking to the Geo TV at the former chief minister’s residence, denied any wrongdoing. He said that they did not act illegally and that a petrol bomb was thrown at the police party who came to arrest Elahi.