LAHORE: An anti-terrorism court (ATC) on Tuesday indicted Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) chief Khadim Hussain Rizvi, the party’s patron-in-chief Peer Afzal Qadri and others in a case registered after the party’s agitation and protests within the wake of Oct 2018 acquittal of blasphemy accused, Aasia Bibi.
Violent protests broke out throughout the nation after a three-judge bench of the Supreme Court on October 31, 2018 acquitted Bibi for need of proof. The TLP led by Rizvi was main the protest that introduced life in lots of components of the nation to a grinding halt for 3 days.
Later, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) led federal authorities struck a cope with the non secular get together however began an enormous crackdown in opposition to its leaders and staff within the final week of November 2018 forward of the party’s deliberate protest in Islamabad.
The federal government additionally registered a case in opposition to the accused at Lahore’s Civil Strains police station on prices of sedition and terrorism for allegedly delivering anti-state speeches and inciting violence.
The FIR included Sections 290, 291, 353, 427, 186 and 188 of the Pakistan Penal Code (PPC), Part 6 of the Sound System Punjab Ordinance, 2015 and Part 7 of the Anti-Terrorism Act, 1997.
Lahore’s ATC-I Choose Arshad Hussain on Tuesday introduced prices introduced in opposition to the TLP leaders. Twenty six (26) accused — together with the TLP chief and Qadri — have been additionally offered copies of the challan. The decide additionally summoned witnesses for the subsequent listening to to be held on Wednesday (at this time).