QUETTA, June 18: Advocate Amir Rana, nephew of Chief Justice of Pakistan Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry, has lodged an FIR against a brigadier and 15 unnamed people for barging into his house and harassing his family.

The Bijli Road police station registered the FIR on a written complaint on Monday.

Mr Rana, in his complaint, narrated the details of the incident which took place at his house in Defence Housing Scheme on Saturday night and nominated Brig Zulfiqar who, he alleged, used to threaten him on phone. He said the brigadier had told him that he belonged to the Military Intelligence.

The complainant said his mother had told him that the armed man who stormed his home after breaking the main door and grille of the boundary wall were receiving instructions for searching the house from someone they were calling ‘sir’.

Advocate Rana said one Maj Babar of the Military Intelligence had come to his home on Monday, taken his statement and assured him that action would be taken against those involved in the incident. He said the major had gone round the house and seen the broken door and grille.

He said his mother, wife and other family members were still in a state of shock as they had been treated harshly by the armed men. He said his mother had also suffered internal injuries because the armed men had violently pushed her towards a wall.

Mr Rana said he had informed the chief justice who had expressed deep concern but advised him to face the situation with courage. “We are ready to face such third-degree methods,” Mr Rana said.

Opinion

The sixth wave

The sixth wave

PCR testing has drastically gone down in Pakistan and our disease surveillance system needs much more strengthening.

Editorial

Udaipur killing
Updated 01 Jul, 2022

Udaipur killing

The crime committed in Udaipur did not happen in a vacuum.
Unacceptable demand
Updated 01 Jul, 2022

Unacceptable demand

Negotiating with extremists is tricky; no peace treaty with them has lasted beyond a few months.
Tough times ahead
01 Jul, 2022

Tough times ahead

THE finance ministry’s projection of 15pc inflation, much higher than the targeted rate of 11.5pc, during the new...
More ‘prior actions’
Updated 30 Jun, 2022

More ‘prior actions’

It is crucial that the IMF reconsiders its stance and releases the funds at the earliest to calm uneasy markets.
Growing power crisis
30 Jun, 2022

Growing power crisis

THE country’s escalating power crisis risks exacerbating the law-and-order situation as people take to the streets...
Attack on polio team
30 Jun, 2022

Attack on polio team

THE threat of deadly violence never seems to diminish for health workers and police officials involved in...