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MPA among 58 PML-N activists sent to jail on 14-day judicial remand

LAHORE: A local court on Wednesday sent as many as 58 PML-N activists arrested after yesterday’s clash outside NAB office to jail on 14-day judicial remand.

Police presented the arrested PML-N workers, including MPA Adnan Fareed, before Judicial Magistrate Zulfiqar Bari who, after a preliminary hearing, sent them to jail on judicial remand.

They are accused of stone-pelting and damaging public property outside Lahore NAB office ahead of party leader Maryam Nawaz’s appearance before the bureau.

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A lawyer representing the accused contended before the judicial magistrate that peaceful protest is a fundamental right of every citizen. He accused police of deliberately implicating his clients in the case.

He pleaded with the court to discharge all the accused.

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On Aug 11, violence erupted outside the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) office as PML-N workers police contingents clashed shortly after the arrival of Maryam Nawaz there in a land case.

Many people, including policemen and NAB officials, were injured and more than 50 were arrested after police fired tear gas when the PML-N workers started pelting them and the NAB office with stones.

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