In the recent crackdown against party workers in the province of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, all of the top leaders of the Pakistan Tahreek-e-Insaf (PTI) managed to avoid filing any FIRs.
The former chief minister Pervez Khattak and his sons Ibrahim Khattak and Imran Khattak did not take part in the violent protests that broke out after Imran Khan Khan’s arrest, according to official sources quoted by a local newspaper. Therefore, they have not been charged in the entire Nowshera district.
Even former prime minister Mahmood Khan stayed away from these demonstrations. So yet, no FIR has been filed in the Malakand Division accusing him of being a PTI supporter.
A former deputy speaker of the National Assembly who is wanted for arrest has posted bail and is currently hiding out in the Swabi area.
Swabi police have a warrant for the arrest of former minister Shehram Tarakai, but he has managed to avoid capture thus far.
Atif Khan, a former minister, has not been charged in any of the protests in Mardan because he was not present at any of them.
Police tries to capture PTI leaders
Former federal minister Murad Saeed has been charged by the Swat police for comments he spoke against intelligence institutions; however, he has so far evaded capture by hiding out in a safe house. There are rumours that he has fled to another country.
Even though his Peshawar home was raided 11 times and a FIR was filed against former provincial minister Kamran Khan Bangash, Bangash vanished shortly after the protests.
According to a police official, “Police raided the residence of Taimur Jhagra in Hayatabad four times but he was not found,” and seven separate raids on the homes and petrol stations of former MPA Asif Khan also ended in failure.
Former minister Imtiaz Shahid Quershi and district leaders were detained by police in Kohat, however former MNA Anwar Taj in the Charsadda district was granted bail by the court before his detention and has since gone into hiding.
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