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Saturday, December 2, 2023

PTI social media team’s office ransacked

Unknown assailants broke into the office of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) social media team which is headed by Furqan Kakakhel in Peshawar on Sunday night and took off with some hardware.

“There was no such raid against any social media team in Peshawar by the FIA,”

Administrators of the building where Kakakhel’s office is located said on Monday that someone broke into the locked office and had ransacked and searched it. He claimed that they took away some hard disks and cameras.

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“The office was locked when the staff arrived in the morning but there were signs suggesting that someone had entered it and taken a few things away,” he said.

The word is that a Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) team raided the office as such operations are being conducted by the agency against PTI’s social media teams across the country.

Earlier in the day, PTI spokesperson Fawad Chaudhry addressed reporters outside the Supreme Court in Islamabad and informed them that the Peshawar office had been “raided”. He added that the party was not sure which organization had ransacked the office but he speculated it could have been the FIA.

The FIA, however, has denied these reports.

“There was no such raid against any social media team in Peshawar by the FIA,” an agency official has said.

The local police station officials said they had not yet received any information or a complaint about a robbery or any other incident at the plaza.