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Raja Riaz, Opposition Leader of Punjab Assembly. - File Photo

LAHORE: A leader of Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Punjab, Shaukat Basra, accompanied by Opposition Leader in the Punjab Assembly Raja Riaz arrived at the IG office here on Wednesday to present himself for arrest, DawnNews reported.

Basra, also a member of Punjab Assembly, is currently embroiled in a property dispute case over illegal possession of a property.

Upon their arrival, Basra and Riaz were prohibited from entering the premises of the IG office by the police.

However, they were finally allowed to enter the office after a sit-in and sloganeering by members of the Punjab Assembly protested the refusal.

Riaz alleged that the Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) was continuing its politics of retribution, alleging that the property dispute was in fact the fourth case against leaders of the PPP.

Moreover, Basra claimed that he was being punished for raising his voice in favour of new provinces. He added that the house over which the case had been registered had been his family home since 1978.