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BAHAWALPUR: A heavy contingent of law-enforcement agencies (LEAs) on Friday night raided and allegedly ransacked the residence of the PTI’s former minister, Chaudhry Samiullah and his wife, Sumaira, who was party’s MPA, besides causing harassment to the members of their family, including women and children.

However, no arrest could be made during the raid, The sources says the LEAs personnel conducted the raid on a tip-off regarding presence of the both former lawmakers at their residence. Mr Samiullah is in hiding since the May 9 riots in the country.

The nomination papers of the couple had been filed in their absence on Friday, by their confidants, for NA-168 and PP-253 (Bahawalpur city).

Sources says that the couple, despite facing pressure, was still standing by the PTI, and intends to contest the Feb 8 election on the party’s ticket.

During the previous months, the LEAs personnel had raided the former lawmakers’ residence several times, but could not arrest them as they were not present there.

A PTI activist, Taimoore Sameen, alleged that the raiding team members searched the house, harassed the women and children and damaged the household items.

However, local police officials did not confirm the raid.