RAWALPINDI: In an unusual development, police have registered a report against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for provoking people against the Pakistan Army and creating hatred against the armed forces.

It is worth noting that the report registered by the police is not a First Information Report or FIR. It is a report registered in the police diary, known in local parlance as roznamcha.

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The one-page report was lodged by Advocate Ishtiaq Ahmed Mirza, chairman of the I.M. Pakistan, a political party which he claimed was registered with the Election Commission of Pakistan.

Mr Ahmed in his complaint said he was sitting at his office at the district courts when he received a WhatsApp clip at 12.47pm which showed a man making a speech. He said it was visible that the man delivering the speech was Nawaz Sharif, the prime minister, who was allegedly provoking people and creating hatred against the armed forces.

The complainant prayed for the registration of a case against Mr Sharif.

Following the complaint, the Civil Lines police registered a report # 4, dated May 3, 2017.

Published in Dawn, May 5th, 2017

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