Case registered against GB CM Khalid Khurshid after PTI long march
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Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf leaders and activists who are facing a bevy of cases against them for violating Section 144 and under the MPO 16 after the party’s long march, another high-profile case was lodged on Friday against the Gilgit-Baltistan chief minister with the Hassanabdal police, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.
According to details, an FIR was registered against GB Chief Minister Khalid Khurshid in Hassanabdal police station. It was alleged in the FIR that during PTI long march, GB chief minister Khalid Khurshid’s security guards opened fire on the security officials deployed to thwart the march.
The CM’s chief security officer was also booked in the case.
The FIR further said that CM Khursheed and his security team kept on firing bullets and raising slogans.
In a tweet on May 26, Khalid Khurshid said “Yesterday, the convoy of Chief Minister Gilgit-Baltistan first encountered obstacles at Hassanaabdal which was cleared by PTI workers led by Chief Minister Gilgit-Baltistan.”
کل وزیر اعلی گلگت بلتستان کے قافلے کو سب سے پہلے حسن ابدال کے مقام پر رکاوٹوں کا سامنا کرنا پڑا جسے وزیراعلی گلگتُ بلتستان کے زیر قیادت پی ٹی آئی کارکنان نے ہٹاکر راستہ صاف کیا #حقیقی_آزادی_مارچ pic.twitter.com/veTnGHwxCR— Muhammad Khalid Khurshid Khan (@AbdulKhalidPTI) May 26, 2022
Govt to take action against KP CM under Esta Code: Sana
On the other hand, the government has decided to take legal action against the unconstitutional steps taken by Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Mehmood Khan.
Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah in his statement on Thursday said that the KP chief minister abused his constitutional powers by launching an attack on the federation.
KP Chief Minister Mehmood Khan’s participation in the PTI’s Fitna (disruptive) march along with his armed police officers was akin to an attack on the federation, Sana added.
The interior minister said that the federal government had decided to take action against the KP CM and some of province’s police officers under the Civil Establishment Code (Esta Code) adding that he had sought legal opinion from the law ministry in this regard.