Jibran Nasir claims election camps being torn down, police deny


KARACHI: Independent candidate Jibran Nasir on Wednesday accused that his election camps were vandalised by Tehreek-e-Labaik (TLP) supporters; however, police denied the allegations.

Refuting Nasir’s allegations Sindh Senior Superintendent of Police Omer Shahid Hamid told a local media outlet that the allegations levelled by Nasir were investigated by area’s police in-charges and were found to be untrue as three of his camps were empty and two of his camps were untouched.

Nasir had claimed that the Tehreek-e-Labbaik (TLP) supporters had torn down five of his election camps in Delhi colony, Chandio village, Defence and Hijrat colony.

However, Jibran Nasir told Pakistan Today that he has shared videos on his Facebook page, showing that his camps were vandalised and added that he has also written a letter to Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) in this regard.

Hamid also accused Nasir of seeking public sympathy for elections. To which, Nasir said that Hamid is a “petty” man for accusing him of seeking public sympathy and is being biased.

“I have sent him the videos of hate speech against me wherein certain clerics are inciting people for violence but he has failed to take any action against them,” he added.

Jibran Nasir, who is a prominent human rights activist and lawyer, is contesting the seat for Karachi NA-247 and PS-11 as an independent candidate.

During the election campaigns, he was targeted and criticised by religious hardliners for not declaring his religion at a public forum.