Case registered against PML-N workers for assaulting Lahore police officials

Published: June 12, 2019
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LAHORE: A First Information Report (FIR) has been filed against Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) workers after constables of the Lahore Police were injured in a scuffle following Hamza Shehbaz’s arrest on Tuesday.

According to sub-inspector Anjum, he along with a police party were present at GPO Chowk in the provincial capital for law and order duty following a Lahore High Court (LHC) verdict which allowed National Accountability Bureau (NAB) to arrest Hamza.

Hamza Shehbaz arrested by NAB after bail plea withdrawn

Workers of PML-N had gathered there and chanted slogans against the government and in favour of the party vice-president. They also assaulted the police and tried to stop a van carrying Hamza.  PML-N worker Farzana Butt also slapped police officials.

Lahore police officials were injured during the scuffle. The injured include Ammar Ahmad, Muhammad Iqbal, Ali Raza and Abdur Rehman.

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The FIR has been registered in Old Anarkali Police Station under maintenance of public order, unlawful assembly and interference with government matters.

PML-N Vice-President Hamza was been arrested by NAB after his attorney withdrew his client’s bail plea. A large number of PML-N workers blocked Mall Road and protested against Hamza’s arrest. A scuffle between police and PML-N supporters also broke out outside the court.

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