Islamabad police register case against PTI leaders for 'rioting, terror' during protest

Islamabad police register case against PTI leaders for 'rioting, terror' during protest

Islamabad (Web Desk): A terror case on Saturday was registered against the local leaders of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI ) for their alleged violent behaviour during the protests against party chief Imran Khan's disqualification by the Election Commission of Pakistan in Toshakhana reference.

According to details, the case has been registered at the I-9 police station on the federal government's complaint.

PTI leaders Aamer Mehmood Kiani, Wasiq Qayyum Abbasi, Faisal Javed Khan, Raja Rashid Hafeez, Umar Tanveer, Rashid Naseem Abbasi and Raja Majid are named in the case.

As per the first information report (FIR), the PTI workers pelted stones at the police and FC personnel, injuring them.

The FIR said that the demonstrators tried to run over policemen with the intention of murdering them.

It added that the protesters set fire to trees in Faizabad and its nearby areas and tried to damage government property.

On Friday, the ECP disqualified the PTI chief for five years in Toshakhana reference.

A four-member bench, headed by Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Sikander Sultan Raja, announced the verdict reserved on September 19.

As per the verdict, Imran Khan has been disqualified under Article 63 (1) (P) of the Constitution of Pakistan and sections 137 and 173 of the Elections Act, 2017 after he made false statement and incorrect declaration before the Election Commission.

Accordingly, the PTI chief ceases to be member of the National Assembly and legal  proceedings will be initiated against him under section 190 (2) of Elections Act 2017.

The verdict stated that Imran submitted a false affidavit and found involved in corrupt practices, adding that criminal proceedings will be initiated against the former premier for false declaration.

The coalition government had filed a reference seeking former premier Imran's disqualification from public office under articles 62 and 63 of the Constitution for “not sharing details” of Toshakhana gifts and proceeds from their alleged sale.