Pakistan: Lahore Police register case against Maryam Nawaz Sharif, PML-N leaders for Lahore jalsa against govt orders
Lahore: The Lahore Police have registered a case against key PML-N leaders and workers, including Maryam Nawaz Sharif, for holding the PDM rally at Minar-i-Pakistan in the Pakistani city on Sunday in violation of government orders and standard operating procedures (SOPs) for the coronavirus, media reports said.
The First Information Report (FIR) was lodged at Lahore's Lari Adda police station on a complaint of Mohammad Zameer, the security in-charge of the Greater Iqbal Park, reports Dawn News.
Nearly 40 PML-N leaders including the party's vice president Maryam Nawaz, Ahsan Iqbal, Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, Khawaja Asif, Marriyum Aurangzeb, Rana Sanaullah, Ayaz Sadiq, Talal Chaudhry, Khawaja Saad Rafique and Azma Bokhari; Javed Hashmi; and 100-124 unidentified stick-wielding persons "several of whom were dressed in khaki shalwar kameez" have been nominated in the case, the newspaper reported.
The FIR was registered under Sections 286 (negligent conduct with respect to explosive substance), 287 (negligent conduct with respect to machinery), 506 (criminal intimidation), 440 (mischief committed after preparation made for causing death or hurt), 147 (rioting), 149 (unlawful assembly), 290 (public nuisance), 291(continuance of nuisance after injunction to discontinue), 353 (assault or criminal force to deter public servant from discharge of his duty) and 186 (obstructing public servant in discharge of public function) of the Pakistan Penal Code as well as the Punjab Sound Systems (Regulation) Act, 2015, Punjab Maintenance of Public Order Ordinance, 1960, and Punjab Infectious Diseases (Prevention and Control) Ordinance, 2020, reports the newspaper.
Pakistan's key alliance PDM hosted their sixth major rally on Sunday where they targeted and challenged PM Imran Khan and his government.