PTI supporter found guilty of damaging Pakistan HC’s building in London
By News Desk
July 9, 2023 11:26 AM
A 51-year-old man of Pakistani origin has been found guilty of damaging Pakistan’s high commission (HC) building in London, reported 24NewsHD TV channel on Sunday.
51-year-old Amir Wasim Chaudhry, a resident of East London, had damaged the high commission’s building during protest against the arrest of former prime minister and PTI Chairman Imran Khan on May 18.
Chaudhry, initially, raised slogans of ‘Haqeeqi Azadi’, against the government as well as against the state institutions in front of the building.
And then he entered the building and shouted abuses at the staff.
British Crown Prosecution Service had indicted Chaudhry.
Initially, at Westminster Magistrates’ Court, he had pleaded not guilty. But later, on seeing proof against him, he confessed to having committed the offence.
The court ordered Chaudhry to compensate the HC for the damage done to its building.
The high commission had reported the incident not only to the police but also to the Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office.