FIR registered against PM, 10 others over death of PTI protesters

Published: September 29, 2014
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Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. PHOTO: AFP

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. PHOTO: AFP

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).

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  • Parvez
    Sep 29, 2014 - 4:59PM

    The true test will come when and if this goes to trial……then it is to be seems how our justice system functions.

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  • Riz
    Sep 29, 2014 - 4:59PM

    Good move. Beginning of Naya Pakistan Nawaz and his associates should be arrested and punished according to law. Go Nawaz Go..

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  • salman
    Sep 29, 2014 - 5:01PM

    You have to be really stupid to get charged for murder twice in two months!

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  • Zaida
    Sep 29, 2014 - 5:02PM

    What foolishness !! If there is a riot and somebody dies will the PM be arrested? Pakistan is touching new levels of absurdity.

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  • M.noor
    Sep 29, 2014 - 5:08PM

    Alvida Alvida Alvida….

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  • riz
    Sep 29, 2014 - 5:10PM

    How will Imran Khan ego be satisfied? already he created chaos in the country!

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  • A-No.1
    Sep 29, 2014 - 5:13PM

    The noose tightens.

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  • Ch. Allah Daad
    Sep 29, 2014 - 5:15PM

    Their real aim is to implicate our brave soldiers who are wiping out terrorism from our country. The police and civilian government has done what our army is doing with terrorists.

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  • Sheikh Adeel
    Sep 29, 2014 - 5:17PM

    Finally!! Go Nawaz Go! I can envision an exit!

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  • SA
    Sep 29, 2014 - 5:30PM

    RO IMRAN RO

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  • Sep 29, 2014 - 5:39PM

    @Zaida:
    Yes. This is exactly what happens in any civilized society. You are feeling surprised because we dont live in one.

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  • Iftikhar Ahmad
    Sep 29, 2014 - 5:39PM

    What is legal standing of these dictated FIR’s.
    Can any law student comment ?

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  • aqsa
    Sep 29, 2014 - 5:54PM

    If PM Gillani can be disqualified for not writing letter to Swiss govt as per directive by court then why the same logic can’t apply on PMNS for misquoting and open lie in NA and FIR registered against him?/

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  • Humza
    Sep 29, 2014 - 6:37PM

    @Parvez: I think more Pakistanis would like to see an FIR lodged against PTI and Imran Khan for his willful destruction of the country’s economy and provoking the deaths of innocent protesters. The riots took place because of violent protesters. Do you think they are charging Obama for the police killing of violent protesters in Ferguson Missouri? Grow up PTI.

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  • Lion King
    Sep 29, 2014 - 7:08PM

    What’s the use, our courts are too “sharif” to ever punish and implement the punishment against any mega criminal.

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  • Ismet Omar
    Sep 29, 2014 - 7:10PM

    This is a frivolous FIR and the evidence recorded by many cameras and seen by millions shows that the lethal riot was precipitated by protestors with aggressive intent moving towards sensitive installations of the state.
    If there is any trial warranted, it is of those whose actions in the capital have immeasurably harmed Pakistan.Recommend

  • H Chaudhry
    Sep 29, 2014 - 7:28PM

    @Expecting N to Go – Guys get real, this is just FIR which is only taken to get cry babies quite. There is NO LEGAL BASIS what so ever. Actually, IK + Qadri will be in huge trouble as right after this FIR is quashed, question will come who “INCITED VIOLENCE” against state. Law is very mean, brace yourself.

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  • H Chaudhry
    Sep 29, 2014 - 7:29PM

    @aqsa So how can you tell if PM lied, what if Army is lying. Point is there is no way to tell in “He Said She Said”. The case will be dismissed.

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  • Sep 29, 2014 - 7:31PM

    Tomorrow if some one will die in PTI government will the FIR be registered agianst the highest level leaders of the government or that party. Don’t know where we are heading towards and there this trend will take us towards as remember what happened to ZA Bhotto in the past.

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  • Akram
    Sep 29, 2014 - 7:45PM

    @Zaida: You are absolutely right. Unfortunately even the seemingly educated people in Pakistan have started to believe in absurdities. Worst they believe Imran is going to give them every thing they need!

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  • Pakistani
    Sep 29, 2014 - 7:45PM

    Instead of registaring F.I.R against administration N gov.. it should be registered against Imran khan and Qadri,. who incited people for suicide and brain washed same like talibans do for their suicider brother. If self defence will become crime in Pakistan,,, Pakistan will become looters snatchers and robbers heaven.

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  • Akram
    Sep 29, 2014 - 7:57PM

    @Zaida:
    You are absolutely right. People will learn many more absurdities the more they listen to IK and his Canadian accomplice!

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  • salman
    Sep 29, 2014 - 8:04PM

    My dear PMLN friends….the FIR is registered against PMLN ministers and leaders, not because they just happened to be in power when 3 people got killed, BUT because they created and made a policy to attack protesters…there is a difference. I hope you guys will understand the difference.

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  • a&a
    Sep 29, 2014 - 8:04PM

    An eye wash……

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  • Unimpressionable
    Sep 29, 2014 - 8:09PM

    I suspect the SC is influenced by the CJ?

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  • s
    Sep 29, 2014 - 8:10PM

    @Humza:
    LOL Yeah, I don’t know what Pakistan you’re living in bro. Most Pakistanis only want NAWAZ to GO! Aap ne suna tou hoga.

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  • s
    Sep 29, 2014 - 8:13PM

    @H Chaudhry:
    Well PM’s track record is not in his favor. He lied about the NRO, he lied about the deal he made with Musharaf, and he lied about his assets. I mean, it doesn’t have to be the lie about the COAS he should be tried for every lie he has ever said while he was PM. Perjury is a serious crime, at least in the US. He shouldn’t be spared. He should be made an example, for others and he should be tried for all the lies he said while holding any official position, ALL the times he was in govt.

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  • s
    Sep 29, 2014 - 8:16PM

    @Pakistani:
    Pakistan has become a country of looters, snatchers and robbers, They are all the people sitting in the Parliament. Ask them where the Rs. 500 billion went to reduce circular debt? Ask them what happened to all the aid? Ask them where the IMF loans are going? Ask them why the poor are being taxed more than the rich. Ask them why they don’t pay taxes? Ask them why they have businesses outside of Pak, and beg other investors to invest here?

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  • Kamran
    Sep 29, 2014 - 8:17PM

    if the results of these FIR are not coming to IK wishes then he will kick out these courts as well. After all, new pakistan means “Accept me and my lies” otherwise everything is fraud.

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  • Unimpressionable
    Sep 29, 2014 - 8:22PM

    @Unimpressionable:
    And, other courts down the line?

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  • H Chaudhry
    Sep 29, 2014 - 8:32PM

    @S again “Lie” is subjective thing that means one is saying truth and other is lying. This is not a simple thing to prove in common law. Actually, this is a very difficult thing to prove in the context. The case will be dismissed!

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  • Zeeshan
    Sep 29, 2014 - 9:13PM

    Mostly people here are bashing PTI but I rather have PTI any day than PPP or PML(N). New system and parties should come forward and try to bring changes. These PPP and PML(N) looters need to punish for their crimes. They have devalued our currencies with their loots. We have become a joke worldwide. It is sad to see people and their thinking which didn’t even change despite so many years of struggles. I guess people prefer living as slaves rather than self-sustained citizens.

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  • Sammy
    Sep 29, 2014 - 9:25PM

    If justice is served then Allah has granted us with a naya pakistan, and He is the most just.

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  • Fatima
    Sep 29, 2014 - 11:09PM

    God save Pakistan!

    This is nowhere near enough!. He is also responsible for the model town killings.

    Nawaz Sharif’s VVIP protocols don’t even allow ambulances to pass. I have witnessed this myself. My fellow Pakistanis please wake up!

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  • Asif Jamal
    Sep 29, 2014 - 11:36PM

    @Humza: Please explain how a dharna confined to a square in a corner of Islamabad, a city having a tiny contribution to the GDP, could destroy economy of the country?
    PM had already dubbed it a storm in the cup of tea.

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  • Shaharyar Shaikh
    Sep 30, 2014 - 12:02AM

    @Zaida:
    Yes leaders are responsible of every civilian that’s why they are leaders love

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  • Aadi
    Sep 30, 2014 - 12:03AM

    NS is being trapped from all over. That’s not fair with 2/3 majority elected PM

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  • Grace
    Sep 30, 2014 - 1:21AM

    @Parvez: True justice will come when Tahirul Qadri and Imran Khan are charged for their roles in instigating killing of simple innocent protesters who were brainwashed into supporting anarchy! Then we’ll know justice system functions instead of mob rule.

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  • ekekgyarah
    Sep 30, 2014 - 3:17AM

    @Riz: I think should be quit Nawaz quit.

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  • Sep 30, 2014 - 4:30AM

    The basic question wexing a common man’s mind is,” How the PM, CM ( Punjab ) and others nominated in adjudicated FIRs are still holding their offices? As a matter of principle and inaccordance with the constitutional provisions they must be removed from their posts until declared innocent by the superior courts.

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  • muhammad ahmed khan
    Sep 30, 2014 - 4:48AM

    The whole system will protect him, like all parties became one party to protect NS.

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  • Impertinent
    Sep 30, 2014 - 7:27AM

    @Unimpressionable:
    “I suspect the SC is influenced by the CJ?”
    Are you obliquely implying what the London Plan accusers say that the CJ is part of the plan and is expected to send the PM packing home and announce elections within three months?

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  • s
    Sep 30, 2014 - 7:29AM

    @H Chaudhry:
    So basically you’re saying that article 62 and 63 are just a joke in the constitution? Liars can become PM’s of Pakistan, because it is a “subjective” matter. It’s one thing to have a wishful thought, but this is a Naya Pakistan in the making, where article 62 and 63 won’t be a matter of non issue. It’s high time we Pakistanis raise our standards, and pick quality leaders. We deserve better my friend.

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  • Mamu
    Sep 30, 2014 - 10:25AM

    99% of LUMS voted “GO NAWAZ GO”

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  • Lion King
    Sep 30, 2014 - 11:51AM

    Courts are too “sharif”

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  • tauseef rasheed
    Sep 30, 2014 - 1:59PM

    Good news, everyone is equal in front of justice. The justice must prevail and the system selective justice must come to an end. This is high time for the judicial system of Pakistan to provide justice to its ordinary citizens otherwise there will be anarchy in the country.

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  • Zafar
    Sep 30, 2014 - 8:38PM

    This is a frivolous FIR and the evidence recorded by many cameras and seen by millions shows that the lethal riot was precipitated by protestors with aggressive intent moving towards sensitive installations of the state.
    If there is any trial warranted, it is of those whose actions in the capital have immeasurably harmed Pakistan.Recommend

  • Fatima
    Oct 1, 2014 - 12:36AM

    God bless Pakistan. May the system in corrupt political system in Pakistan change and may the VIP culture end InshAllah

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