PTI files petition in SC against Wazirabad gun attack FIR

Submits pleas to all registries of apex court: Requests court to form judicial commission

By: News Desk
Published: 10:37 AM, 14 Nov, 2022
PTI files petition in SC against Wazirabad gun attack FIR
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The Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf on Monday filed petitions in different registries of the Supreme Court including Lahore, Karachi, Peshawar, and Quetta seeking registration of an FIR of the Wazirabad gun attack as demanded by party Chairman Imran Khan challenging the decision of the Punjab police of not nominating the persons cited by the former premier in its FIR, reported 24NewsHD TV channel on Monday.

The PTI petitions are also seeking the apex court’s intervention in the matters of Senator Azam Swati’s leaked video and the murder of journalist Arshad Sharif in Kenya, requesting the court to form a judicial commission to probe all three cases.    

In Lahore registry of the Supreme Court, the petition was filed by Shah Mehmood Qureshi, Usman Buzdar and other parliamentarians.

Buzdar handed the petition to deputy registrar SC Ijaz Goraya. 

The petition stated that the PTI has requested to form a judicial commission. It implored the court to take action on these matters by taking suo motu notice.  

In SC’s Karachi registry, two applications were submitted by 26 PTI lawmakers.

In its petitions, the PTI demanded investigations into the gun attack on Imran Khan, Swati’s leaked video and Arshad Sharif’s murder. 

Similar petitions were submitted in Peshawar registry by Peshawar Assembly Deputy Speaker Mehmood Jan, Atif Khan, Shaukat Yousufzai, Kamran Bangish, Dr Amjad, Senator Usman Tarkai and others. 

The PTI wants to lodge an FIR of the Wazirabad gun attack against three government officials.

The former premier is accusing the prime minister, interior minister and an intelligence agency officer of hatching a plot to kill him. But the Punjab police refused to nominate the intelligence officer in the FIR and they did not register the complaint of the case even after the lapse of four days of the incidence. 

However, the Supreme Court on Nov 7 directed the Punjab IG Police Faisal Shahkar to either register an FIR of the case within 24 hours or face suo motu notice. 

In compliance with the court order, the police on the same day registered the FIR of the Wazirabad gun attack on the complaint of its sub-inspector. But the police FIR did not nominate the three top officials cited by the PTI chief.

Now, the PTI has moved to the apex court to register its own FIR nominating three government functionaries. 

The PTI today submitted its applications for the registration of FIR to all registries of the apex court. 

On Nov 3, Imran Khan came under a gun attack in the Punjab town of Wazirabad during his long march. One of his supporters was killed while his party members who accompanied him on a container sustained injuries.

Reporter Imanat Gishkori