PM Imran’s Nephew Hassaan Niazi In Hiding To Escape Arrest
Police have carried out a second raid to arrest Prime Minister Imran Khan’s nephew, Barrister Hassaan Niazi, a day after a failed raid at his residence.
Police have tried to arrest the lawyer after they came under fire for not nominating him in the FIR regarding the attack on the Punjab Institute of Cardiology.
Hassaan Niazi was seen among the mob of lawyers engaging in violence at the Punjab Institute of Cardiology on Wednesday.
On Saturday, police carried out a second raid to arrest the Hassaan Niazi at a housing society near Raiwind.
Journalist Mansoor Ali Khan stated on Twitter that the lawyer fled before the police van arrived.
ُLahore Police conduct second raid to arrest Hassaan Niazi at a housing society near Raiwind; claim Hassaan fled before the police van arrived there.
— Mansoor Ali Khan (@_Mansoor_Ali) December 14, 2019
Meanwhile, social media users have engaged in a debate on who the lawyer is related to, with people criticising how the media is only mentioning Hassaan being the nephew of Prime Minister Imran Khan, and not that he is the son of a journalist Hafizullah Niazi, who is a known Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz supporter.
A Twitter user stated that the media that was branding Hassaan Niazi as Imran Khan’s nephew rather than Hafeezullah Niazi’s son was inherently dishonest and malfeasant.
Media that brands Hassan Niazi as Imran Khan’s nephew rather than Hafeezullah Niazi’s son is inherently dishonest & malfeasant. Instead of being the moral denominator of society, it has degenerated to becoming a promoter of crime. Only a million miles from being the 4th pillar!
— Raoof Hasan (@RaoofHasan) December 14, 2019
Another user shared a report by Geo News and questioned if the media outlet would bother to say that Hassaan Niazi was the son of the ‘worst opponent’ of Imran Khan, Hafizullah Niazi, and not only the nephew of the prime minister.
Will geo news bother to tell that hassan niazi is not only nephew of imran khan but also the son of reknown journalist of geo news hafizullah niazi who is also a worst opponent of imran khan.. https://t.co/Buw0q7FwEy
— Abdul Rafiu (@AbdulRa14329967) December 13, 2019
There were others who called into the conversation Hassaan Niazi’s admiration for Imran Khan and him being a member of the ruling party’s student wing, the Insaf Students Federation.
A Twitter user said that Hafizullah Niazi may be a PML-N supporter, but his son was an follower of Imran Khan and one of the first members of the Insaf Students Federation.
Why a few days? They've already arrested dozens of Lawyers so why wait to arrest Hassan Niazi? Also, Hafizullah niazi maybe a N Leaguia but his son is an open follower and admirer of Imran Khan. Hell, he's one of the first members of ISF and helped build it from ground up!
— Fact Ranger (@LieDetector18) December 12, 2019
Founding member of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, Fauzia Kasuri, tweeted that Hassaan Niazi was a founding member of the ISF and that it saddened her to see him being involved in the hooliganism at Punjab Institute of Cardiology.
#HassanNiazi is a founder of ISF. I have seen him grow. It saddens me to see him involved in the hooliganism at the PIC. Spewing constant venom n spreading hatred for institutions/ opponents is encouraging further intolereance in an already broken n fragmented society.
— Fauzia Kasuri (@FauziaKasuri) December 14, 2019