Call to withdraw case against Nazir

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Observer Report
Lahore

PTI’s Jahangir Tareen group has reacted strongly to the case filed against MPA Nazir Chohan by Interior Adviser Shahzad Akbar and said that this move is tantamount to creating a new crisis for PTI and the already troubled government.

The spokesperson for the group termed the move by Shahzad Akbar as reprehensible and said that if there was a problem, it could have been resolved through dialogue.

The group has demanded that Shahzad Akbar should immediately withdraw the case and resolve the issues through dialogue.

According to the FIR, which has been registered at Race Course Police Station in Lahore, Akbar accused Chauhan of making allegations concerning the former’s religious beliefs during an appearance on a television channel, adding that these statements had put his life at risk.

“The offence has been committed to cause injury to the reputation, body, property and mind of the applicant and cause hatred in public at large towards the applicant,” the FIR states.

It further says that Chauhan committed “the offence with the nefarious design to wound the religious feelings of the applicant”.

Akbar has alleged in the FIR that Chauhan’s motive is to discourage him from playing a proactive role in curbing corruption.