T20 World Cup 2024: Petition seeks sedition case against PCT, Babar Azam

Petition filed under sections 22A and 22B of criminal code at District and Sessions Court of Gujranwala

Our Correspondent June 12, 2024

A petition seeking to register a sedition case against the Pakistan cricket team and its captain, Babar Azam, was submitted to a local court in Gujranwala on Wednesday, Express News reported.

The petition was filed under sections 22A and 22B of the criminal code at the District and Sessions Court of Gujranwala.

The petition, submitted by a lawyer in Gujranwala, calls for charges of treason against team captain Babar Azam and other members of the team. The case was filed in the court of Additional Sessions Judge Tamsal Zaib Naeem.

The petition alleges that the team’s performance is a waste of money and has brought dishonour to the nation. It claims that tens of millions of rupees have been squandered on the players and that the management prioritises financial gain over national pride.

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The application also requests a case against the team manager, coach, and chief selector.

It should be noted that in the initial two matches of the ICC T20 World Cup, the national team had to face defeat against USA and India, which makes it unlikely for Pakistan to advance to the Super 8 round.

The petition highlights the emotional toll on the nation after losses against the United States and India, demanding a ban on the team until an inquiry is conducted and a report is submitted to the Home Secretary.

The court has requested a report from the police on the registration of the case and directed the SHO of the police station to submit the report by June 21.


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