PESHAWAR: A local police station has registered an FIR against federal ministers Marriyum Aurangzeb and Mian Javed Latif and two others on a complaint of a Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf worker, who has accused them of terrorism and other offences.

The case was registered with the Rehman Baba police station on Sept 19 (Monday) on the complaint of Rehmanullah, a resident of Achar village, against federal Minister of Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb, Mian Javed Latif, also a federal minister, chairperson of Pakistan Television Corporation Ms Shahera Shahid and acting managing director Sohail Ali.

The complainant alleged that a press conference addressed by Javed Latif was telecast on PTV on Sept 14 at the behest of Marriyum Aurangzeb with the connivance of the PTV management.

At the presser, he alleged that Javed Latif misquoted the speeches of Imran Khan, which were edited and blown out of context, to try to malign the PTI chief and distort his religious beliefs, which he said was an offence under the Pakistan Penal Code (PPC).

The complainant stated that former prime minister Imran Khan had been engaged in political activities across the country and people in large numbers were supporting him in his political struggle.

He stated that one of the major reasons of supporting Imran Khan was his ‘commitment’ to establishing a state on the pattern of Madina and his ‘true’ love for Holy Prophet (peace be upon him).

The FIR was registered under different provisions of PPC, including section 505 (public mischief), 506 (criminal intimidation), 153-A (promoting enmity between different groups) and 298 (hurting religious sentiments of persons) read with sections 7, 9 and 11 of the Anti-Terrorism Act.

Published in Dawn, September 21st, 2022

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