Pakistan’s Punjab police have booked ousted prime minister Imran Khan and 150 others, together with some members of his former cupboard, in reference to the hounding of Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and his delegation at Masjid-e-Nabwi in Saudi Arabia, officers stated.
Video clips circulating on social media confirmed some protesters — apparently supporters of Khan shouting chor’ (thief) and ‘gaddar’ (traitor) as quickly as Sharif and different members of his delegation arrived on the Prophet’s Mosque in Madina final Thursday.
The Pakistani pilgrims additionally used abusive language in opposition to the delegation members. Madina police declare to have arrested 5 Pakistanis concerned within the sloganeering.
Punjab police on Saturday night time registered an FIR in opposition to Khan, who can be the chairman of the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) and 150 others, together with former federal ministers Fawad Chaudhry and Sheikh Rasheed, former adviser to the prime minister Shahbaz Gul, former deputy speaker of the National Assembly Qasim Soori, and Khan’s shut aides in London, Anil Musarrat and Sahibzada Jehangir, officers stated.
The case has been registered in a police station in Faisalabad, round 180 km from Lahore, on the criticism of native resident Naeem Bhatti on the fees of desecration of the Prophet’s mosque in Madina, hooliganism and hurting the emotions of Muslims, they stated.
The FIR has been registered below completely different sections, together with 295 A (deliberate and malicious acts meant to outrage non secular emotions of any class by insulting its faith or non secular beliefs) of the Pakistan Penal Code.
According to the FIR, over 100 supporters of Khan had been despatched to Saudi Arabia from Pakistan and the UK to hold out the mission of concentrating on Sharif and his delegation at Masjid-e-Nabwi in Madina. Khan and different nominated leaders of the PTI had given instructions to social gathering staff on this regard, it stated.
Meanwhile, Faisalabad police stated motion in opposition to these named within the FIR could be taken in accordance with legislation.
Khan in a TV interview on Saturday had distanced himself from the pilgrims who hounded and chanted slogans in opposition to Sharif, saying he might “not even imagine of asking anyone to carry out sloganeering at the sacred place.” There has been widespread condemnation of the incident.