Cases registered against PDM leadership in D I Khan, PHC suspends KP Cabinet announcement
Cases have been filed against Maulana Fazl ur Rahman, Asif Ali Zardari, Nawaz Sharif and other PDM leaders in Dera Ismail Khan.
After Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Cabinet’s announcement to file cases against PDM leaders in D I Khan, the KP Government issued a letter to Additional Assistant Commissioner (AAC) Revenue Munir Ahmed empowering him to listen complaints of ex-Federal Minister Ali Amin Khan Gandapur and other party workers, cases under sections 120B, 506, 124-A, 500-A, 505, 109, 153.131, 153A, 108,13, 153-H, Pakistan Penal Code (ppc) have been registered on the complaints of AAC Revenue Munir Ahmed in Cantt Police Station, D I Khan.
The cases have been registered against the Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam Fazl Ameer and PDM Chief Maulana Fazl ur Rahman, Pakistan Muslim League-N Supremo Nawaz Sharif, Ex-President Asif Ali Zardari, Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah, Captain (retd) Safdar and other PDM leaders.
Meanwhile, The Peshawar High Court (PHC) has suspended the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Cabinet’s announcement to file cases against the leadership of the Federal Government Alliance.
A bench comprising Justice Waqar Ahmed and Justice Shakeel Khan heard the case related to cases against PDM leadership based on hate speech on which the PHC issuing a notice to the Chief Minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, the provincial government, the provincial cabinet, the advocate general and others suspended the KP Cabinet’s announcement and also sought the response by KP Government on September 13.
Earlier, the petitioner against the announcement of the provincial cabinet had argued in the court that the provincial cabinet had approved the registration of sedition cases under Section 196 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC) for political purposes while Section 196 does not empower an officer to file an FIR.