A viral video has shown Punjab Chief Minister (CM) Firdous Ashiq Awan discussing over the phone rival Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Rana Sanaullah’s arrest, which the opposition claims “exposes ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s (PTI) politics of vengeance”.
As per the details, a viral video deemed as leaked showed the Punjab government official saying to an unknown caller that Sanaullah had “once again escaped proceedings” and the government was filing a case against him.
While opposition leaders claimed that Awan was speaking to Interior Minister Sheikh Rasheed and planning the PML-N stalwart’s arrest, the government is claiming that she was talking to family of the late Majid Mehar.
Mehar was one of the two people who died during violence that marred the electoral exercise in NA-75, Sialkot-IV Daska. Eight others were also injured in the incident that took place while the PML-N — a component of the 10-party PDM — led in the by-election last week.
“She was speaking to the family of Majid Mehar, who lost his life in Daska,” Punjab CM’s aide on digital media, Azhar Mashwani, tweeted.
He maintained that the family was holding Rana Sanaullah responsible for Mehar’s death.