Court orders FIR against Shehbaz, Hamza

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A district court judge in Lahore on Saturday ordered quarters concerned to register a first information report against Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, his son Chief Minister Punjab Hamza Shahbaz, Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah and other senior police officials for ‘injuring and torturing’ Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf workers and from restraining them from joining the party long march.

The petitioner, advocate Afzal Azeem, stated that the senior police officials tortured PTI supporters and used batons, tear gas to restrain them from joining the party’s protest.

He termed the conduct by the police officers a ‘serious offence’ in which the law enforcers tortured citizens who were exercising their democratic right of protest.

Azeem further contended in his petition that the police high ups committed this offence ‘on the whims of the premier, the provincial chief minister and the interior minister’.

He also made the CCPO, DIG and other police high ups as respondents. The petitioner implored the court that he visited the concerned police station but the police seemed reluctant to register a FIR against those named by him and prayed the court to direct the SHO to register an FIR against the above mentioned.

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