Islamabad: A fresh murder and terrorism case was today slapped on Nawaz Sharif and 10 others, including his brother and ministers, over the death of three protestors during anti-government demonstrations last month, the third criminal case filed against the embattled Prime Minister.
Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) party of cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan had sought court’s intervention for launching of the case after police allegedly refused to register an FIR as already a murder case was instituted on the complaint of cleric Tahirul Qadri’s Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) in connection with the incident.
Police today registered second FIR in the same case following the orders of a district court.
Sharif, his brother and Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif, Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan and eight others have been booked on charges of murder, attempt to murder and terrorism.
IG Islamabad, Deputy Commissioner Islamabad, IG Railways have also been named in the FIR.
Three persons were killed and over 500 others injured in clashes between police and supporters of Khan and Qadri last month during demonstrations against Sharif. Supporters of Khan and Qadri are agitating since August 14, demanding Sharif’s ouster.
The PTI chief wants Sharif’s ouster over alleged rigging in last year’s general election which his party lost, while Qadri wants to bring a revolution in the country. But Sharif has refused to quit.
Sharif had already been implicated last month in connection with the death of 14 workers of PAT during a clash with police in Lahore in June.