Sheikh Rasheed, the former interior minister of Pakistan and leader of the AML, was ordered to leave Lal Haveli, his home and a well-known political hub in Rawalpindi.
According to reports in the local media, the Rawalpindi district administration has served a notice on the controversial lawmaker, alleging that the AML chairman and his brother have lost “legal ownership” of the property.
The seasoned politician was told to leave his residence within a week after refusing to react to the authority’s notification, according to earlier reports.
Authorities also issued a warning that if the property was not abandoned within seven days, it would require the assistance of law enforcement. In this regard, the administrator also went to the police and requested their aid.
The resolute politician, meantime, disputed the local government’s assertions and asserted his legal ownership of the property.
PTI member and nephew of Sheikh Rasheed told a publication that they have not received the notice yet, alleging the ruling party of using unfair tactics ahead of PTI’s much-awaited long march to the capital.