Hundreds of PTI leaders, workers booked in several cities

By: News Desk
Published: 10:28 AM, 15 Mar, 2023
Hundreds of PTI leaders, workers booked in several cities
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Police have registered cases against hundreds of PTI workers in several big cities of the country, including in Karachi, Rawalpindi and Islamabad, for protesting against the possible arrest of the former prime minister and PTI Chairman Imran Khan, reported 24NewsHD TV channel on Wednesday.  

Around 250 PTI workers, including party’s Karachi division Vice President Dr. Masroor Sial, were booked in Karachi in connection with protest against the possible arrest of Imran Khan on the National Highway. 

The case was registered at Shah Latif police station of the city. 

As per the text of the FIR, Dr. Sial instigated the PTI workers to resort to violence. 

Saeed Afghani Qalandar, Masood Qazi Zafar, Naimat Swati, Ihsan Khattak, Taus Khan, Ghulam Mustafa Rashid Badeshi and Saeed Afghani were among others nominated in the case. 

The FIR further read that traffic had to be suspended as the PTI workers went berserk, pelted the police personnel with stones and even smashed cars’ windowpanes.  

Police in Tarnol area of Islamabad registered a case against three PTI leaders, including Amir Mughal, besides 60 unidentified party workers.

Similarly, police also booked the PTI workers who hurled stones at cops on Expressway that resulted in injuries to three police personnel, including Khana police station SHO, under terrorism charges.  

Police have prepared lists under the MPO and raids were being carried out in different parts of the federal capital and suburbs till last reports came in.

Likewise, in Rawalpindi, a case was registered at City police station against PTI workers for attacking policemen during their protest.

The case was registered on the complaint of DFC Hasnain Raza Bhatti.

Former members of the Punjab Assembly Wasiq Qayyum Abbasi, Ejaz Jazi, Umar Tanveer and Asif Mehmood were among 14 party leaders against whom the case was registered. 

Similarly, 16 unidentified PTI workers were also booked in the case.

Reporters: Imtiaz Ali, Farzana Siddique and Irshad Qureshi 

Categories : Pakistan