ISLAMABAD: An FIR was registered against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and 11 others on Monday on charges of murder, attempt to murder and terrorism over the alleged killing of three Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) workers, Express News reported.
PTI had filed a petition in a district and sessions court for the registration of the FIR against the PM and 10 others after three PTI protesters were killed during clashes between the police and protesters in Islamabad on August 31.
On September 27, an additional sessions judge ordered the Secretariat police to register a case against the PM and 10 others while disposing of the petition filed by PTI.
The FIR, whose number is 221/14, includes sections 302, 324, 109 of the Pakistan Penal Code as well as Section 7 of the Anti-Terrorism Act, and has been registered in the Secretariat police station — thereby charging the people included with acts of terrorism and murder.
Aside from the prime minister, the FIR has also been registered against Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar, Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif, Minister for Railways Khawaja Saad Rafique and Defence Minister Khawaja Asif.
The order has been issued by the Additional District and Sessions Court Judge Shahrukh Arjumand.
This is the second FIR that has been lodged against the premier and other cabinet members. The first one was registered on August 29 by the Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) — for the Model Town incident — as ordered by the Lahore High Court (LHC).