Akbar forgives Chohan for ‘putting his life at risk’

PM’s aide stamps written reconciliation, saying he has no objection to Punjab MPA’s bail


Our Correspondent August 04, 2021

ISLAMABAD:

Adviser to the Prime Minister on Interior and Accountability Mirza Shahzad Akbar has forgiven Punjab MPA Nazir Chohan for “putting his life, as well as those of his family at risk" by running a “fake campaign” against him.

Akbar on Tuesday stamped a written reconciliation, which read that there will be no objection on the bail of Nazir Chohan.

Earlier, Akbar said, "I lodged a complaint with the police and the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) as a common citizen. Chohan was arrested as a consequence of allegations proving true against him during investigations, and I hope that I will get justice."

Akbar said Chohan had admitted his mistake and apologised.

An FIR, which had been registered on May 29, stated that given Akbar's work in regard to "ensure accountability", such allegations which brought Akbar's religious beliefs into question, were levelled by Chohan.

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"The said offence has been committed to cause injury to the reputation, body, property and mind of the applicant and cause hatred in public at large towards the applicant which has endangered the life of the applicant," the FIR read.

Akbar's complaint followed a statement allegedly made by Chohan on television, a clip of which had gone viral on social media.

Akbar had also registered another case against Chohan at the Race Course Police Station. Akbar accused Chohan of making allegations concerning the former’s religious beliefs during an appearance on a TV channel.

The FIR had been registered under sections 506 (punishment for criminal intimidation), 189 (threat of injury to public servant), 298 (making statements with deliberate intent to wound religious feelings) and 153 (provoking to cause riot) of the Pakistan Penal Code.

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