Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif, booked for murder case

A murder case has been registered against Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, his ministers and other top officials for their alleged involvement in the killing of anti-government protesters in Islamabad, police said on Wednesday.

The case was registered last night after a district judge ordered framing of murder charges against Mr. Sharif and others over the killing of protesters, the second criminal case to be filed against the embattled Prime Minister.Pakistan Awami Tehrik (PAT), led by fiery cleric Tahirul Qadri, had approached the court for registering of case.

At least three people were killed and over 500 injured in clashes with police on August 30 after the populist cleric and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf chief Imran Khan asked their supporters to march toward the official residence of Mr. Sharif.

A police official from the Secretariat Police Station told media persons that the case was registered after the district and sessions judge on Monday “ordered us” to register the case while disposing of a petition filed by Mr. Qadri.He said section 302 of Pakistan Penal Code (intentional murder) and Section 7 of the Anti-Terrorism Act were also included in the case.

courtesy : PTI

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