Over 300 PML-N employees booked for hooliganism

Lahore, August 12

Former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s daughter Maryam is amongst over 300 Opposition PML-N leaders and employees who have been booked by Lahore police on Wednesday for hooliganism and attacking legislation enforcement officers.

About 58 employees of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) have been arrested and despatched to jail for 14 days by a periods court docket of Lahore.

Maryam, her husband Capt (Retired) Mohammad Safdar, and 35 lawmakers and senators of the Opposition social gathering are amongst over 300 leaders and employees booked underneath completely different sections of the Pakistan Penal Code.

Violence erupted exterior the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) workplace in Lahore on Tuesday as heavy police contingents and employees of the PML-N confronted one another shortly after the arrival of Maryam there to file her assertion in a land acquisition case.

Several PML-N employees, cops and NAB officers suffered accidents through the conflict. The anti-graft watchdog had summoned Maryam to file a press release within the investigation into the unlawful acquisition of three,500-kanal of land in Raiwind by her, her father, uncle Shahbaz Sharif and grandmother Shamim Akhtar.

The PML-N chief and employees have been booked on the NAB grievance. In its assertion on the incident, NAB stated Maryam had been summoned in a “personal capacity” to file her assertion however as a substitute of showing, “she displayed hooliganism in an organised manner through PML-N workers by pelting stones and creating disorder”.

“Such an attitude has been seen against a constitutional and national institution for the first time in 20 years in which not only windows of the building were broken by throwing stones but employees were also injured,” the Dawn quoted the assertion as saying.

Later, the accountability bureau filed an software for registering a case in opposition to Maryam and different senior social gathering leaders on the Chuhang police station.

PML-N data secretary Marriyum Aurangzeb stated the Chuhang police weren’t entertaining their grievance concerning registration of an FIR in opposition to Prime Minister Imran Khan, NAB chairman Javed Iqbal, Prime Minister’s adviser Shahzad Akbar and the Punjab authorities for “making an attempt on the life of Maryam Nawaz” by attacking her automobile.

She stated the police attacked the PML-N employees on the behest of these named within the software.

“We will move the Lahore High Court (LHC) for the registration of FIR if the police do not file it. Had I not been in a bullet-proof car there could have been a loss of life. There was an organised conspiracy behind calling me to the NAB office. They wanted to cause harm to me,” Maryam stated.

She additionally posted the video of her broken automobile on her Twitter account on Wednesday, saying it was attacked from all sides.

Punjab Law Minister Raja Basharat claimed that PML-N social gathering employees threw stones to place strain on the anti-graft watchdog, including that it was not “appropriate” for Maryam to say that she was the one who was focused when video footage confirmed the alternative.

“Action will be taken against those who can be identified through video footage,” the minister informed Geo News.

Pakistan Peoples Party Chairperson Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari took to Twitter to denounce the incident. “Condemn the unnecessary use of force, teargas and stone-pelting on Maryam Nawaz and her party workers by police in Lahore today,” he tweeted.

Earlier this month, NAB had issued a name discover to Maryam asking her to seem earlier than a mixed investigation group on August 11 and convey particulars of 1,400 kanals she allegedly acquired in Raiwind in 2013 in violation of guidelines/legislation.

“Provide details of the use of the land, whether it is being used for agriculture cultivation or for any other commercial activity,” NAB stated. PTI


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