Pakistan

Murder case filed against PM Nawaz, ministers

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, chief minister Punjab, federal ministers and other top officials saw a murder case filed against them for their alleged involvement in the killing of protesters in Islamabad, ARY News reported Wednesday.

The case was registered on Tuesday night at Secretariat Police Station in Islamabad after a district & sessions judge ordered framing of murder charges against the PM and others over the killing of protesters. Those nominated in the case are Interior Minister Chaudhary Nisar Ali Khan, Defence Minister Khwaja Asif and Railways Minister Khwaja Saad Rafique.

Pakistan Awami Tehrik (PAT), led by Dr. Tahirul Qadri, had approached the court for registering of case.

At least three people were killed and over 500 injured in clashes with police on August 30 after the Dr. Qadri and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf chief Imran Khan asked their supporters to march toward the official residence of Mr. Sharif.

A case was registered under section 302 of Pakistan Penal Code (intentional murder) while Section 7 of the Anti-Terrorism Act was also included later in the case.

It was second murder case against Mr. Sharif after one filed last month in Lahore for killing of 14 workers of Qadri in clashes with police in June.

Dr. Qadri and Imran began their long march against ouster of PM Nawaz on August 13 and it’s been over a month to the march, however government has refused resignation of the prime minister.

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