The capital police of Pakistan has charged the former Prime Minister and chairman of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf with three separate cases of terrorism. A close political party member, Shah Mehmood Qureshi and several other political party supporters were also involved in the case. The charges inducted on the former national leader and his supporters include Anti-Terrorism Act.
The police officers have arrested more than two dozen people concerning the issue from Islamabad and Rawalpindi. The police registered cases in the Bhara Kahu, Khanna and Tarnol stations. The police booked political leaders like Shaikh Liaqat, Hamid Zaman Kiani, Naseem Abbasi, and Chaudhry Tariq.
Meanwhile, 40 other unidentified people got booked on various charges, including ATA 11-X (responsibility for creating civil commotion), 353 (assault or criminal force to deter public servant from discharge of his duty), and 21(i) (aid and abetment), along with Section 341 (punishment for wrongful restraint), 506 (punishment for criminal intimidation).
The Khanna police also filed several other charges against the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf supporters. The police noted that the political party supporters set fire to tyres after they gathered with 60 unidentified persons at the Expressway near Zia Masjid. The First Information Report filed at the police stations of Khanna Bhara Kahu blames the chairman Imran Khan and Shah Mehmood Qureshi for the actions of the PTI Activists.
Meanwhile, the incidents took place as a part of the protests against the arrest of the leader of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf. The police have successfully filed a FIR Against 60 unnamed protestors and arrested several others. After arresting almost 16 protestors on various terrorism centric charges.
The situation is also similar in the Rawalpindi region. Several PTI activists and protestors got detained on the charges of promoting terrorism and unrest in the country. The charges include attacking the police, blocking roads, rioting and obstructing police from performing duty.