According to a Geo News correspondent who was present at the scene, four armoured police vehicles were involved in the raid. A number of police personnel entered Mirza’s residence and took into custody two of his guards.
Following the raid, armed supporters and guards took positions on the roof of the house, after which the police retreated from the residence.
“We can see that the locks of the house have been broken,” said Geo News correspondent Afzal Nadeem Dogar.
Mirza’s security guards have confirmed that the former home minister is at his residence and is safe, said Dogar.
Our correspondent said that he tried to take photographs of the personnel and vehicles but was stopped by police.
Police has retreated from the area surrounding Mirza’s house and the road outside his DHA Phase-V residence is now open for traffic.
Earlier this month, police filed four cases against Mirza for laying siege to a police station in his hometown Badin, obstructing police personnel from performing duties and vandalism under the anti-terrorism law.
An estranged PPP leader who has fallen out of favour with PPP-co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari, Mirza has earlier said that he fears he will be assassinated in a ‘fake encounter’ by police.
On Tuesday, Mirza confined himself inside the premises of a Karachi anti-terrorism court for over eight hours to avoid arrest by an extraordinary contingent of hundreds of policemen posted outside the courtroom.
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