The residences of top Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leaders Asad Umar and Babar Awan were also raided by the police in Islamabad on Tuesday, however, neither man was taken into custody during the operation.
During the search operation, the son of Babar Awan, Abdullah Babar Awan, stated that law enforcement officials came to his home and harassed the staff working there.
The residence of Dr. Firdous Ashiq Awan was investigated by the police, although according to her spokesman, the former federal minister was not home at the time of the raid.
In Rawalpindi, the home of Raja Basharat, who had served as a law minister in the province of Punjab, was also searched. Officers from the police department gained entry to the house by scaling the walls. Nevertheless, Raja Basharat Hussain and his brother Raja Nasir were not present at the house where the event took place.
The home of Sadia Sohail, a member of the Punjab Assembly, was also raided by the police. According to the PTI MPA, the house was raided by the police without a warrant being presented.
It is important to keep in mind that investigations and raids are now being conducted in various towns of Punjab at the homes of PTI officials and workers. The PTI’s local leaders and workers have been arrested in large numbers by the police. Police also raided Daska, Gujranwala, Chishtian, Hafizabad, Narowal, Kamalia, Pir Mahal, Rajanpur, Multan, Layyah, and Vehari, Khanpur, Narowal, Sahiwal, Kabirwala, Mian Channu, Zahir Pir, Wazirabad and Sheikhupura.