Inappropriate remarks: LHC admits plea for treason case against Sharif

Petitioner says former PM passed inappropriate remarks against judges, targeted state institutions

Our Correspondent October 04, 2017
PML-N chief and former PM Nawaz Sharif. PHOTO: File

LAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC) has admitted a petition urging the authorities concerned to file a treason case against former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and sought comments from the police by October 6.

The petitioner, Jawad Ashraf, pointed out that the former PM held rallies from Islamabad to Lahore after the Supreme Court disqualified him. During the course of the rallies, the petitioner said, the former PM lashed out at the judiciary, making inappropriate remarks.

The former PM, he said, not only delivered a hate speech against security institutions but also incited the people against them.

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Sharif, he said, also lashed out at members of the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) formed by the Supreme Court for probing into his offshore assets.

He contended that Sharif had incited people to act against security institutions.

According to the petitioner, he approached the police station concerned with an application in this regard but police appeared to be reluctant to initiate legal action against the former prime minister.

He contended that it was the duty of the police to register an FIR against the former prime minister after he (Nawaz Sharif) made speeches, disgracing national institutions.

He said that when he realised that police were in no mood to do anything against Sharif, he approached the district courts, seeking their intervention for registering an FIR against him, but without any success.

He requested the court to order the police to register the FIR against the former PM.

Justice Sardar Ahmed Naeem admitted the application, asking the SHO concerned to file a reply by Friday.


Rex Minor | 6 years ago | Reply Such kind must not be allowed to derail the countries institutions and must be exiled for life. Rex Minor
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