LAHORE: PML-N leader Talal Chaudhry was assaulted in Faisalabad for allegedly harassing his party’s female MNA.
Chaudhry was under treatment after being beaten up by brothers of MNA Ayesha Rajab Baloch two days ago, Daily Times reported.
The former state minister’s left arm had two fractures, for which he underwent a surgery at a private hospital in Lahore, sources at the medical facility said and added he also had bruises on his body.
When journalists asked senior party leaders, including Ahsan Iqbal and Marriyam Aurangzeb, about the incident, they feigned ignorance. The party is trying to hush up the matter.
Some of the leaders, speaking off the record, confirmed the torture on Talal Chaudhry.
Meanwhile, his brother Bilal Chaudhry in a statement to the news channel said that ‘unknown’ people attacked Talal on Canal Road of Lahore. He further stated that around four days ago four unknown persons roughed him up.
PML-N spokeswoman Marriyum Aurganzeb said that Talal Chaudhry would soon give his response in details. Denying speculation about the harassment, Chaudhry has requested the media to wait for his stance.
Meanwhile, PTI leader Dr Shahbaz Gill accused Maryam Nawaz of putting pressure on the female MNA to withdraw her statement.
He called for expulsion of Talal Chaudhry from the PML-N.
مریم صفدر کو خدا کا خوف کرنا چاہئیے، وہ ہراساں ہونے والی خاتون پر پریشر ڈال کر طلال کہ حق میں بیان دلوانے کی بجائے خاتون کا ساتھ دینا چاہئیے اور طلال کو پارٹی رکنیت سے فارغ کرنا چاہئیے۔میری انفارمیشن کے مطابق خاتون کو پریشرائز کر کے طلال کہ حق میں بیان دلوایا جا رہا ہے۔
— Dr. Shahbaz GiLL (@SHABAZGIL) September 26, 2020