Ayesha Ahad files another complaint against Hamza Shehbaz


LAHORE: Ayesha Ahad — the woman who claims to be married to former Punjab chief minister Shehbaz Sharif’s son Hamza — late Sunday night filed a complaint against the Hamza and Shehbaz’s son-in-law Ali Imran.

Ahad, in the complaint filed, has accused Hamza of violence, threats to life, and usurpation of possessions including jewellery, mobile phone, and purse.

The woman claimed that people sent by Hamza forcefully took her laptop, nikah nama (marriage contract), and other documents.

The complaint is being reviewed by the police.

On Saturday, hearing a plea regarding threats to Ahad, Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar had ordered the Punjab inspector general of police (IGP) to register a case by midnight against those allegedly involved in abusing her.

In her plea, Ahad had said that she and her daughter face danger from Hamza Shehbaz, following which the apex court summoned her.

After CJP’s orders, a case was registered against Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Hamza Shehbaz and five others.

According to Capital City Police Officer (CCPO) Captain (r) Amin Wains, others named in the FIR [First Information Report] include Zulfiqar Cheema, Inspector Ateeq Dogar, former Inspector General Rana Maqbool and Imran Yousuf.

The charges against the accused include violence, robbery, usurpation, vandalism, threats to life and attempted rape. The police official said that the case has been filed under sections 342 (wrongful confinement), 506 (criminal intimidation), 337 (hurt and injuries), 354 (molestation with sexual motive) of the Pakistan Penal Code and sections 149 (rioting armed with deadly weapon) and 511 (attempting to commit punishable offences) of Code of Criminal Procedure.

Ahad’s complaint filed in 2011 has also been made part of the FIR. Ahad had claimed that she contracted marriage with Hamza Shehbaz in 2010.

Ahad had demanded that a committee should be formed to probe her allegations just as a parliamentary committee had been formed to investigate former Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) member Ayesha Gulalai’s allegations of harassment against Imran Khan.

The former Punjab chief minister’s son had rebutted the claims, saying Ahad’s accusations are baseless and she had made the same accusations in 2014 in the court of law but was unable to present any evidence.