Former PM Shahid Khaqan Abbasi gets a blow

Former PM Shahid Khaqan Abbasi gets a blow

ISLAMABAD - Capital Development Authority and Islamabad police on Saturday forcefully vacated the parliament lodge allotted to the former PM Shahid Khaqan Abbasi.

CDA launched an operation to free Parliament Lodges from former members of the parliament who were illegally dwelling in the government-owned facility.

According to the authorities’ list, 119 ex-lawmakers were illegally occupying the lodges, of which 30 have been evicted.

CDA on Saturday managed to free up the lodges allotted to former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, former MQM-P convener Farooq Sattar, former federal minister Sheikh Aftab Ahmed, Qaumi Watan Party Chairman Aftab Ahmad Khan Sherpao as well as Pakhtunkhwa Milli Awami Party chief Mehmood Khan Achakzai, Malik Asad Sikandar, Bilal Virk, Raza Hayat Hiraj and Syed Ali Hasan Gilani.

However, Talal Chaudhry and Abid Sher Ali — both PML-N politicians who lost their seats in last month’s polls — have not yet vacated the lodges that were allotted to them when they were still members of the parliament.All the former parliamentarians, who had not been re-elected in the elections, were given a deadline of July 31 to vacate their lodges.