13 special prosecutors replaced in Punjab for May 9 cases

Ministry of Interior issues notification appointing new special prosecutors to handle these high-profile cases

Our Correspondent June 15, 2024


In a major development, 13 special prosecutors in Punjab have been replaced for cases related to the May 9 incidents.

This major reshuffle affects the prosecution of cases including the attack on Askari Tower and other incidents from the day when former premier and PTI founder Imran Khan was arrested from the Islamabad High Court (IHC).

The Ministry of Interior has issued a notification appointing new special prosecutors to handle these high-profile cases.

The newly appointed special prosecutors are Advocate Chaudhry Armaghan Ahmed Pasha, Asif Javed Qureshi, Rao Abdul Jabbar, Advocate Arif Awan, Ilyas Habib, Malik Sarood, Rana Ashfaq, Rana Manzoor, Advocate Rana Naveed Ashiq, Rana Noman, Shahid Mehmood Minhas, and Shahid Shaukat.

These prosecutors will now represent the state in court for the May 9 cases, ensuring legal proceedings are conducted efficiently and effectively.

Read Another PTI leader secures bail in May 9 cases

Previously, the Lahore High Court (LHC) on June, 13 dismissed several applications filed by the Punjab government, seeking transfer of certain May 9 cases from ATC-1 Rawalpindi to another court, with a fine.

LHC Chief Justice Malik Shahzad Ahmad Khan announced the verdict on the transfer applications filed by the prosecution upon completion of arguments by the parties.

The Punjab prosecution department had filed the applications for the transfer of certain cases from ATC-1 Rawalpindi to another court.

It is pertinent to mention here that on February 11, a Rawalpindi anti-terrorism court granted bail to former prime minister Imran Khan in a dozen cases.


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