PML-N moves court for FIR against Imran, others over attack on Maryam

Shehbaz, Maryam salute workers arrested by police

By: News Desk      Published: 11:37 AM, 12 Aug, 2020
PML-N moves court for FIR against Imran, others over attack on Maryam
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The PML-N moved a local court in Lahore on Wednesday to get an attempt to murder case registered against Prime Minister Imran Khan, his adviser Shahzad Akbar and others over the previous day’s incident in which Maryam Nawaz was targeted, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.

NAB Chairman Javed Iqbal, NAB Lahore DG and other unidentified men also among 100 people nominated in the application filed with the sessions court by Capt Safdar through Farhad Ali Shah Advocate. 

It is stated in the application that Maryam was summoned to the NAB office under a conspiracy for carrying out an assassination attempt. Stones were pelted at her vehicle and her life would have been in danger if it wasn’t bulletproof. As a result, she was immediately moved out of the area to secure her life.

Through the application, it is requested that the court should order the Chung Police Station to get the case registered.

The court was moved after the PML-N reached the said police station for registering the case but the officials refused to accept the application.

That why Marriyum Aurangzeb had said that the police were not cooperating with them and they would have to move judiciary for the registration of FIR.

Just after hours after the violent incident on Tuesday, Maryam had told a press conference that the NAB had summoned her to cause physical harm to her, as she shared the details of how her vehicle was targeted with stones. 

Maryam said huge stones were thrown from behind the barricades placed outside the NAB office, causing a crack in the windscreen.

Had she not been in a bulletproof vehicle, she would have received serious injuries, Maryam said while citing the video clap she had earlier shared on Twitter.  

The police suddenly resorted to teargassing and pelting stones, she said and added that the government panicked after seeing a huge crowd as they were not expecting such a large gathering. 

Over two dozen PML-N supporters were arrested after a clash the police outside the NAB office located near Thokar Niaz Baig in Lahore, resulting in injuries to several of them.

Meanwhile, Maryam on Wednesday phoned former Lahore Mayor Col (retd) Mubashir who was injured in the incident and inquired after his health. “I salute the courage of PML-N workers,” she said on the occasion.

On the other hand, PML-N MPA Hina Pervaiz Butt moved a resolution in the Punjab Assembly, demanding the resignation of Imran, NAB chairman and Punjab IGP for the assassination attempt.

Shehbaz, Maryam salute arrested PML-N workers

PML-N President Shehbaz Sharif blasted the PTI government for first torturing and then presenting the arrested party workers and leaders handcuffed before a court in Lahore, saying it was a proof of the rulers’ fascism and political victimisation.

In a statement issued on Wednesday, Shehbaz said treating political workers as terrorists and dangerous criminals was a condemnable act, adding that sitting government turning politics in personal vindictiveness.

Vowing that the party would not rest till their release, he saluted the party workers who, he said, had frightened the anti-people government.

On the other hand, PML-N Vice-President Maryam Nawaz shared the images of some of the arrested party workers and said she saluted them for acting as a shield for her when stones were thrown at her.

They faced baton charge and are facing imprisonment, she said and added that they were first tortured and then got arrested too. “They [the government] would have to give answer about this repression and lawlessness,” Maryam remarked.

This reaction came as over 50 arrested PML-N workers were presented before a local court which sent them to prison on a 14-day judicial remand. The police had taken them into custody after the clashes outside the NAB’s Lahore office a day earlier.

As the clash erupted, the angry protesters tried to remove the barricades erected in the area and pelted the police with stones while the cops used teargas and baton charge to disperse them.