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Ex- PTI leader missing after threatening to expose harassment

ANI | Updated: Jul 18, 2018 15:42 IST

Islamabad [Pakistan], July 18 (ANI): A former Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader, Nadia Chaudhary, has allegedly gone missing from Islamabad after she threatened to expose senior PTI leaders Shah Mahmood Qureshi and Shah Farman in an alleged sexual assault.
A human rights activist Kashif N. Chaudhry, on Monday, tweeted about Nadia Chaudhary's alleged disappearance.
"Nadia Chaudhry, British Pakistani, central deputy info. secretary for @PTIofficial goes missing in Pakistan. Acc. to her lawyer, she was about to expose PTI leaders, Shah Mahmood Qureshi & Shah Farman, for alleged sexual assault. Why is no media covering her case? #RecoverNadia," tweeted Kashif N. Chaudhry.



Nadia Chaudhary is a British Pakistani and a former Central Deputy Secretary Information of PTI in the United Kingdom and her lawyer confirmed that she was about to expose the leaders before her sudden disappearance.
Another Twitter user, Majid ur Rehman, posted a video in which Nadia Chaudhary claimed that the Pakistan Army and the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) had sent a man to her house to steal her phones. She also expressed fears that she might be abducted by them. Later, she allegedly went missing.



"Today ISI and the Army sent a guy to be in my house, under my bed and steal my phones. I helped them. I helped PTI and I helped the Pakistan Army and ISI. Now all these people are here and they are going to make me disappear. This may be the last time I'm seeing my family or my family is seeing me," Nadia Chaudhary said in the video.
She further claimed in the video that she had provided in 2016 the evidence on the Panamagate scandal in connection with the Avenfield residence to PTI's then Secretary Information, Naeem-ul-Haque.
She claimed in the video that Naeem-ul-Haque did not inform PTI chief Imran Khan and senior PTI leader Jahangir Tareen about her role, so she contacted a friend in the ISI.
"I gave the information to Naeem-ul-Haque on May 14, 2016; I connected him with the source of that information, the lawyer. Naeem-ul-Haque chose not to tell Imran Khan or Jahangir Tareen," Chaudhary added.
She also said that Haque had meetings with Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leaders Pervaiz Rashid and Khwaja Asif. She suspected that there might have been a double deal.
Saying that all the credit was given to Zulfi Bukhari, a close aide of Imran Khan, who she claimed "didn't do anything." She also said that she had never sought any money, position and had not even applied for a ticket for any elections.
On July 6, former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Maryam Nawaz were convicted in absentia in the Avenfield reference case by the Accountability Court. While the former was given ten years of imprisonment and slapped with a fine of eight million pounds, Maryam was awarded eight years in jail and fined two million pounds. (ANI)

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