Maryam Nawaz, Capt (retd) Safdar Awan and other Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PML-N) leaders were booked on Tuesday for violating provincial laws on the day of the Gujranwala rally. The case was registered at the Shahdara police station.
The PML-N leaders have been booked for violating the Punjab Sound Systems (Regulation) Act 2015 and Punjab Maintenance of Public Order Ordinance, 1960.
The FIR states that the Shahdara Chowk was blocked by containers without the concerned authorities’ permission, that affected the flow of traffic resulting in citizens being stranded on the road for hours. Besides PML-N Vice President Maryam Nawaz and Captain (retd) Safdar, Malik Riaz, Samiullah Khan, Malik Pervez, Ali Pervez Malik have been nominated in the FIR. The case has also been registered against Bilal Yasin, Samiullah Khan, Saif-ul-Muluk Khokhar and some 2,000 to 2,200 unidentified people.The FIR further states, in what appears to be a reference to Maryam Nawaz’s address to party supporters at the chowk, that a public gathering was addressed without the government’s permission, wherein provocative speeches were done against the government and the state’s institutions.