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‘Masked men’ checked my residence citing president’s visit: Shireen


PTI leader and former minister for human rights Shireen Mazari has claimed that some suspicious vehicles and “masked men” visited her residence in Islamabad, saying they had come for ‘security check’ owing to president’s expected visit to her house.

In a tweet from her official handle on Saturday, Shireen said at 9pm two cars parked at dead-end side of her street and as many cars at the other end while a white car came to her residence gate. “All without number plates. 2 masked men with ear pieces & in suits told guard they had come to check house as President was visiting & then walked into my driveway,” she wrote in the tweet.

Shireen said she checked with President Dr Arif Alvi and he categorically denied. The former minister added that when the suspicious men sped away after they were confronted.

At 9 pm 2 cars came & parked at dead end side of my street & 2 cars at the other end & a white car came to my gate. All without number plates. 2 masked men with ear pieces & in suits told guard they had come to chk house as President was visiting & then walked into my driveway.
— Shireen Mazari (@ShireenMazari1) September 24, 2022

“DG ISPR care to explain who these men were & why they came to my house?” she asked the top military spokesperson of the country.

Chkd with Preaident & he categorically denied. Anyhow when confronted as to who they were they ran out & sped away. @OfficialDGISPR care to explain who these men were & why they came to my house?
— Shireen Mazari (@ShireenMazari1) September 24, 2022

Earlier in May, Mazari was allegedly manhandled, and arrested from outside her home in Islamabad over a case that involved the ownership and transfer of land.

Her daughter, lawyer Imaan Zainab Mazari-Hazir, tweeted that male police officers had “beaten” and taken her mother away. “All I have been told is that Anti-Corruption Wing Lahore has taken her,” she added.

Islamabad police, however, refuted claims of mishandling the former minister during the arrest. “Dr Shireen Mazari was arrested by female police officers as per the law on the request of the anti-corruption department. News of any mishandling is baseless,” they said in a tweet.


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