HARIPUR: Haripur police on Friday raided the house of Gohar Nawaz Khan, provincial lawmaker of Qaumi Watan Party (QWP) and arrested him and his nephew for keeping illegal weapons.
Khalabat police said a raid was conducted at Gohar Nawaz and his nephew
Babar Nawaz houses in Khalabat Township area on information about presence of illegal weapons and ammunitions.
The police claimed to have recovered illegal arms and ammunition during
the raids following which a case was registered against the sitting legislator, his nephew and both were taken into police custody.
Gohar Nawaz was elected as independent MPA from Haripur’s PK-51
constituency in 2013 polls and soon after had announced to join Qaumi Watan Party.
He is the brother of MPA Akhtar Nawaz Khan who was killed on Sept 10, 2008 when he was returning from a funeral in the limits of Khalabat police station in Haripur.