I am getting life threats: Fatyana
* PML-Q MNA calls attack on his residence during power riots a ‘conspiracy’
LAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) MNA from Kamalia and National Assembly Standing Committee on Human Rights Chairman Riaz Fatyana said on Sunday he was getting life threats from opponents.
Addressing a press conference, he demanded that the Punjab government provide him security because his life was in danger.
The MNA said the June 19 attack on his residence by an angry mob protesting against power cuts was a planned conspiracy against him.
At least three protesters were killed and eight others injured when Fatyana’s guards opened fire on them when they tried to march towards the MNA’s house in Kamalia.
He said his arrest in a murder case was “baseless” and added he should not be blamed for the killing of a child when his residence was attacked by people during the rioting.
Fatyana, addressing a press conference in Islamabad few days ago, had alleged that former Supreme Court judge Khalilur Rehman Ramday’s brother was pressuring the administration into filing baseless cases against him.
He also alleged that there were some elements who were provoking sentiments of masses in the wake of power crisis and encouraging them to set on fire the public property and houses of parliamentarians to spread anarchy in the country.
Fatyana also accused Faisalabad Regional Police Officer (RPO) Aftab Cheema of hatching conspiracies against him. Deploring registration of an FIR against him, the MNA said that he had also lodged an FIR against people who had attacked his house but no one had been arrested so far.
Fatyana said he had informed police that he had received threats that his house would be attacked but police did not take any action. He also demanded that the Punjab government suspend the Faisalabad RPO.