SARGODHA: PML-N MNA Chaudhry Hamid Hameed evaded arrest on Thursday as a heavy contingent of police raided his residence in connection with a case registered against him in 2018.

Mr Hameed, who landed back in Pakistan after his visit to Europe, was booked in a case before the general election for allegedly using derogatory remarks against the army.

Cantt Station House Officer Qaisar Gujjar said Mr Hameed was deliberately skipping investigation and they were left with no option but to arrest him. However, sources said Mr Hameed had got information about the raid and proceeded to Islamabad. They alleged that the government wanted to keep the MNA away from no-confidence motion against Senate Chairman Sadiq Sanjrani and election of the new chairman.

Published in Dawn, July 19th, 2019