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Court orders case against Sheikh Rasheed for 'inciting violence'

Updated November 24, 2014

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Chief of the Awami Muslim League Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed . - APP/file
Chief of the Awami Muslim League Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed . - APP/file

LAHORE: A district and sessions judge in Nankana Sahib on Monday ordered that a case be registered against Awami Muslim League (AML) chief Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed for making a speech that can be viewed as one calling to incite violence during a Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf rally held in the city on November 12.

During the speech, Rasheed had warned the government of 'judo karate' in case an attempt was made to restrict PTI's November 30 rally in Islamabad.

Police sources said the case would be registered at Nankana Sahib's City Police Station after consultations between the Station House Officer and District Police Officer (DPO) Nankana over a petition which was filed by a local officer-bearer of the PML-N.

The PTI has been holding countrywide anti-government demonstrations since August 14 in protest of the government’s alleged corruption and rigging in the 2013 general elections.

The opposition party, which was earlier joined by the Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) and AML, has been demanding that Nawaz step down as the country’s prime minister, paving way for an ‘independent inquiry’ into electoral rigging and subsequent elections.