Former PA deputy speaker Dost Mazari arrested
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Punjab’s Anti-corruption department Saturday arrested former Punjab Assembly’s deputy speaker Dost Muhammad Mazari in a land scandal, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.
Dost Muhammad Mazari is a Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf's defected MPA who was later forced out of the post of deputy speaker by his party through a no-confidence motion.
Mazari also remained at the centre of controversy as he paved way for a short stint of Hamza Shehbaz as Punjab chief minister and also rejected PML-Q’s votes during re-election for Punjab chief minister, a decision that was later overturned by the Supreme Court of Pakistan.
According to initial reports, Mazari was arrested in Lahore where he arrived to inquire after Mir Balkh Sher Mazari.
A handout from the Punjab ACE spokesperson said the department had issued two summons to Mazari but he did not appear. It added that the department had now initiated legal action against the former deputy speaker.
ACE had earlier this month summoned 10 people, including Mazari, in an alleged land grab case.
Others ‘involved’ in the case included Rujhan assistant commissioner (AC), area patwari, Zahid Mazari, Sher Muhammad Mazari , Manoj Kumar, dafedars of Border Military Police Kashif and Fahad.