Sheikh Rashid receives ‘threatening calls’

Lodges complaint with Kohsar Police Station | Says departments concerned had been informed about development

ISLAMABAD    -   Former interior minister and Awami Muslim League head Sheikh Rashid Ahmad on Thursday lodged a com­plaint with Kohsar Police Station, Islamabad, stating that he had been receiving abduction and life threat calls for the last several days.

In his complaint, he said that the threats were being hurled at him on his mobile phone for the last sev­eral days. He said he had also saved the phone numbers of the callers on his cell phone who threatened to kidnap and kill him. The AML head in his tweet said that departments concerned had been informed about the development. He also mentioned the phone numbers on twitter handle from where he received the threaten­ing calls that included 0334-96289--, 0335-98956--, 099-, E, and 097. 

PTI Chairman Imran Khan had also complained about the anonymous threatening calls to his party mem­bers. The former prime minister claims the two individuals, under­stood to be from national security institutions, are leading an effort to overthrow the coalition government in Punjab. He claimed that they were calling PTI and PML-Q lawmak­ers and either tempting them with bribes or coercing them to change their allegiances. Imran repeated his allegations about the two in the Chakwal rally and called on the peo­ple to threaten them back.

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