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Police add terrorism charges to case against Maryam, others

LAHORE: Chuhang police have incorporated terrorism charges in an FIR registered against PML-N Vice-President Maryam Nawaz, party leaders and supporters over a violent clash with law enforcers outside NAB Lahore office.

An anti-terrorism court will hear the matter after inclusion of Section 7 of the Anti-Terrorism Act in the case. Over 50 party supporters arrested following the clash have already been granted bail by an ordinary court.

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However, Maryam and other party leaders, including Rana Sanaullah, have not yet obtained bail.

Meanwhile, the PML-N leadership has decided to challenge the police’s decision of adding terrorism charges to the case in the Lahore High Court (LHC).

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

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

Read More: PML-N workers clash with police outside NAB office ahead of Maryam’s hearing

 

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