Islamabad. Pakistan’s federal capital police have booked dozens of supporters, including former prime minister and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan and his close aide Shah Mehmood Qureshi, in three separate terror-related cases.
According to the report, Islamabad police registered four separate cases against PTI leaders, workers and supporters under various charges including the Anti-Terrorism Act and arrested over twenty people. These new cases come at a time when Imran Khan is already facing a non-bailable arrest warrant in the Toshkhana case.
According to the report, 40 unidentified persons, including Hamid Zaman Kiyani, Naseem Abbasi, Sheikh Liaquat and Chaudhary Tariq, have been booked for creating a state of civil commotion in the city and under Section 21(i) (aiding and abetting) in an FIR lodged at the police station Bhara Kahu as well as sections 341 (punishment for wrongful restraint), 353 (assault or criminal force to deter a public servant from performing his duty), 186 (obstructing a public servant in the performance of public functions), 506 (criminal intimidation) ) Punishment for) and a case has been registered under various other sections. Cases have been registered at Bhara Kahu, Khanna and Tarnol police stations.
Imran Khan and Shah Mehmood Qureshi are responsible for the action of PTI workers in FIR lodged in Khanna and Bhara Kahu police stations. Friends say PTI workers have been threatening shopkeepers and forcing them to close their shops. The FIR states that the PTI workers said they were following the orders of Imran Khan and Shah Mehmood Qureshi.
News reported that the Islamabad High Court on Wednesday rejected the PTI chairman’s plea to suspend the non-bailable arrest warrant issued in the Toshahana case. Additional District and Sessions Judge Zafar Iqbal announced the earlier reserved judgement, ordering the authorities concerned to arrest former prime minister Khan and produce him before the court on March 18.