PTI Candidate For AJK Polls Once Led A Mob That Attacked Ahmadi Worship Place
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI)’s candidate for the upcoming Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) elections, Sahibzada Hamid Raza, was leading a mob that destroyed a 100-year-old Ahmadi worship place in Sialkot in 2018, it has emerged.
In 2018, a mob had attacked an Ahmadi worship place in Sialkot, severely vandalising it. Federal Minister Fawad Chaudhry had at the time denied claims that one of the mob leaders, Hamid Raza, was linked with the ruling PTI. Despite evidence that Raza had been associated with the PTI and was welcomed into the party, the PTI had chosen to distance itself from him at the time of the attack in 2018.
PTI spokesman @fawadchaudhry says he was told by PTI deputy sec gen @UdarOfficial that anti-Ahmadi mob leader Hamid Raza has no connection to PTI. In the next few tweets I'll show that is blatantly false based on 5 mins of google research pic.twitter.com/MDvH58KfQf
— Fahad Desmukh (@desmukh) May 25, 2018
However, Hamid Raza is now a candidate for the ruling party in the AJK elections from the LA36 Jammu 3 constituency and has been actively campaigning.