Punjab police presented Khadija Shah, the prime suspect in the attack on the Lahore corps commander’s house, before an anti-terrorism court (ATC), topnewsplanet reported on Tuesday.
Following her arrest a day earlier,
Khadija Shah was transferred to a women’s police station. Sources privy to the case shared that the Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf supporter would be investigated by Superintendent of Police SP Anush Masood.
Despite her husband and other family members being arrested the Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf PTI supporter did not surrender herself to the authorities even after claiming that she would present herself before them.
The Corps Commander House or Jinnah House was attacked on May 9 when PTI stormed and burned it down following party chairman Imran Khan’s arrest in the £190m settlement case.
In an audio message released on Sunday, Shah admitted that she was a PTI supporter and was part of the protest outside the Jinnah House but denied committing any wrongdoing, including inciting people to violence.
Shah is the daughter of Dr Salman Shah who was a member of former president Parvez Musharraf’s finance team and had also served as an adviser in the Punjab government during the Usman Buzdar government.
She also descended from a retired army general as a grandchild.
Her arrest came after a report revealed how efforts to seek relief for the famed fashion designer failed miserably. When the cops stormed her residence, she escaped away and has been missing ever since.
Punjab Interim Chief Minister Mohsin Naqvi had last week announced that the women involved in the May 9 attacks on the military installations would be arrested at all costs.
The Pakistan Army Act and the Official Secrets Act would be used to prosecute all criminals engaged in the assaults on military facilities, the army and the federal government have further declared.
Following the attacks, thousands of PTI workers have been rounded up across the country, with several leaders also parting ways with the party over the May 9 mayhem.
‘Very tough days’
In her voice note, Khadija Shah said she was going to surrender to the police and admitted her mistake.
Shah acknowledged that she had made “inappropriate” tweets against the military leadership in anger and emotion, but now they have been deleted.
“I am going to surrender to the police. I have taken this decision because the last five days remained very tough for me,” she said.
“They (authorities) barged into my house at midnight and abducted my husband and father. They roughed up my husband in front of our children… my domestic workers were also subjected to torture,” she claimed.
The PTI supporter continued by asserting that she had taken part in several PTI demonstrations over the previous year and that she had not broken any laws or the country’s Constitution.
She also disclosed that she was a dual citizen and trying to get help from the embassy but did not elaborate further in this regard.