Book Sharif in murder case, says Pak court

Book Sharif in murder case, says Pak court

A Pakistani court on Saturday ordered framing of murder charges against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, his brother and Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz and 19 others over violence in June near Canada-based cleric Tahirul Qadri’s headquarters here, which killed 14 of his
supporters.

The Lahore Sessions Court hearing the case related to the Model Town clashes ordered the police to register a case against 21 people named by the Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) in its complaint.

Fourteen PAT supporters, including two women, were killed and over 100 were injured in deadly clashes with police on June 17.

The court’s decision comes at the time when Qadri and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf  chief Imran Khan are rallying in Islamabad with thousands of their supporters to topple the Nawaz-led PML-N government. Both leaders have vowed to not leave the capital until Nawaz Sharif resigns and fresh elections are called.

Today, Additional Sessions Judge Raja Ajmal ordered police to register murder cases against Nawaz, his brother Shahbaz, his nephew Hamza Shahbaz, Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan and others.

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