On the directives of the court, Rawalpindi police have started filing cases against people for closing roads during the protest rallies and sit-ins staged by the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf in different areas of Rawalpindi earlier.
On Wednesday, the Rawalpindi police registered two FIRs but it refrained from nominating PTI leaders and workers in both cases despite having solid proof of their involvement in closing down roads.
The first FIR (1746/22) was registered on a complaint of policeman Jawwad Anwer Mirza at the Naseerabad Police Station under section 341. Jawwad Mirza has said that on November 10, 50 to 60 unknown people completely closed the motorway (M9) by staging a protest, which caused a long queue of vehicles on both sides of the road.
“We tried to clear the way but due to mob, we failed to do so,” the complainant said.
The protest on the motorway was held under PTI leader Zulfi Bukhari and it was attended by party leaders and activists from Attock.
The police have protected all PTI workers and registered a case against unknown people.
The second FIR (1482/22) against the closure road has been registered at the Taxila Police Station on behalf of constable Arsalan.
Published in The Express Tribune, November 17th, 2022.
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