Govt to go after those behind anti-state announcements, actions
December 12, 2020 04:27 PM
Amid the rising political temperature in the country, the government has decided that cases would be registered over anti-state announcements and actions, reported 24NewsHD TV channel on Saturday.
With the government going after those involved in sedition and related crimes, sources say, the federal cabinet, through a circulation summary, authorised the interior secretary for filing these cases.
The decision to transfer the powers under Section 196 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC) from the cabinet to the interior secretary means any sedition case will require his approval.
Meanwhile, the sources added, similar FIRs can still be registered on the orders of the provincial governments.
Request for FIR against PML-N Workers
The Parks and Horticulture Authority (PHA) filed an application with the area police stations for registration of a case against the PML-N workers who forced their way into the Greater Iqbal Park, where the Minar-e-Pakistan is located, after breaking the lock at one of its entry points on Saturday morning.
Earlier, the administration had locked the Gate No 5 of the Greater Iqbal Park to impede the opposition’s preparations for Sunday’s PDM rally. But the PML-N workers totally ignored the government warnings and threats, as they also transported the necessary material and started erecting the stage.
No Chairs for Noon League
The PML-N couldn’t find any chairs in Lahore for the PDM rally after Prime Minister Imran Khan’s earlier announcement that the tent service providers would be booked if they cooperated with the opposition.
According to sources, none of the tent service owners was ready to rent chairs to the PML-N which is the host for this rally. So, what they did in these circumstances? Well! They bought their own plastic chairs which are now being arranged in the Greater Iqbal Park for the power show tomorrow.