MNA sees conspiracy to remove him from politics
ISLAMABAD, June 24: Chairman National Assembly standing committee on human rights Riaz Fatiyana here on Sunday said the incident of June 19 at Kamalia, in which his house was torched and a 14-year-old boy shot dead, was a conspiracy to remove him from politics.
He said though an FIR was registered, so far not a single person nominated in the case has been arrested.
It may be recalled that a protest rally held against power loadshedding at Kamalia attacked the house of Mr Fatiayana on June 19 during which the youth was also killed. Mr Fatiyana alleged that Justice (retired) Khalilur Rehman Ramday’s son Mustafa Khalil Ramday and brother Chaudhry Asadur Rehman Ramday were behind the conspiracy.
He said some masked men in the rally opened fire into the air and turned the mob towards his house. “They torched seven cars and 17 motorbikes belonging to my friends but even then 12 persons from my side were arrested.” He alleged that the masked men shot the youth dead but the police arrested him on the charge that he was killed by his guards. “In fact, the youth belonged to the Ghauri family who are my voters,” he maintained.
“I called the police before the protest but only one constable was sent to my house and he also disappeared when the mob
reached my residence.”
He said the man who shot the youth dead managed to flee leaving his motorbike behind. On June 23, he reported to the police that someone had snatched his motorbike near Fatiyana House, he added.
He said as the former Supreme Court judge’s son and brother, who were also leaders of Pakistan Muslim League (PML-N), were involved in the incident it seemed difficult to get justice.
He said members of the standing committee on human rights had submitted requisition to convene a meeting and hold an inquiry into the incident but being chairman of the committee he wanted to give the police proper time for investigation.
“However, after 14 days I will summon the meeting on the issue.”
He said PML-N leaders Khwaja Saad Rafique, Ahsan Iqbal and Chaudhry Nisar had raised voice in his favour but still the local police were following the orders of Asadur Rehman Ramday.