Court orders FIR against PM, 10 others

CourtISLAMABAD: An additional sessions judge has ordered the Secretariat Police to register a case against PM Nawaz Sharif and 10 others while disposing of a petition filed by the PTI over the alleged killing of three political activists on August 30.

The party had approached the Secretariat police station to register a FIR on the matter against PM, Shahbaz Sharif, Ch Nisar, Kh Asif, Saad Rafique, IG Islamabad, DC Islamabad, IG Railways and three others over the incidents of August 30 that led to the deaths of three people during the protests by PTI and PAT in the federal capital.

The PTI had filed the request days after the August 30 violence but following the police’s failure to register a case, the party had approached the sessions court under clause 22-A of the CrPC for redress.

Additional sessions judge Shahrukh Arjumand issued the order Saturday, directing the police to register an FIR against the prime minister and 10 others. Qazi Nazeef was the counsel for PTI.

Saturday’s order comes days after the capital police registered a criminal case against the prime minister, some federal ministers and police officials under an order issued by a district and sessions court over the alleged killing of PAT workers on August 30.

The court had done so while disposing of a petition filed by the party and had directed the police to follow the law after which the police registered the case under Section 7 of the ATA and PPCs 302, 324, 148, 149.

The night of August 30 saw violence during the protests led by PTI and PAT in the Islamabad against the government of Nawaz Sharif which they regard as the result of an allegedly rigged election. INP

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