According to media reports, designer Khadija Shah has decided to surrender herself to the police in the case of the 9th May Jinnah House attack in Lahore.
Shah has been on the run to evade arrest after she was named the prime suspect in the rioting at the Jinnah House in Lahore following the arrest of former Prime Minister Imran Khan. Jinnah House in Lahore was used as the residence of the Corps Commander Lahore. She is named among the many suspects in the violence.
Khadija Shah is the daughter of former finance minister Salman Shah and leads the fashion brand Elan. She had been on the run and had de-activated her Twitter account. Media reports suggest that she has allegedly decided to surrender herself to the police.
A purported audio clip assumed to be of Khadija Shah is making rounds on social media. Voice in the audio clips tells the hardships and struggles she faced for the past few days and expressed her inability to endure the situation any further.
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In the audio clip, Khadija Shah says, “They invaded my house at midnight and abducted my father, brother, and husband,” she said.
I am going to make an arrest. I have not committed any crime. Khadija Shah#KhadijaShah is the daughter of former caretaker Finance Minister of Pakistan Salman Shah and Grand daughter of Army Staff General Asif Nawaz Janjua.#ConspiracyAgainstPTIExposed pic.twitter.com/gtYP9tK3f4
— Kaleem Hafeez (@KaleemHafeezPK) May 20, 2023
She said that her father, a diabetic patient, and her brother and her husband are in captivity. She added they were also about to arrest her sister and sister-in-law. Shah said that none of her family members and herself have committed any crime. She, however, does not want any harm inflicted on her family members because of her.
She is also the daughter-in-law of Lt. Gen retd Asif Nawaz Janjua. Police have not confirmed or denied the reports of her arrests.
Her whereabouts are unknown and details regarding her arrest are not yet confirmed.
She is among the many suspects booked under the cases of vandalism on May 9th in Lahore and other cities in Pakistan.