RAWALPINDI: Police have obtained warrants for the arrest of former Punjab chief minister Parvez Elahi in connection with three cases registered under terrorism charges in Taxila, whereas former Punjab law minister Raja Bahsarat also faces arrest at the hands of the Rawalpindi Cantt police for his alleged involvement in a May 9 violence case.

The police have obtained warrants to arrest both politicians.

It may be noted PTI President Parvez Elahi is languishing in Adiala jail in connection with an anti-corruption case. In a report sent to the high-ups, the police said that the ex-CM had been booked at three police stations in Taxila under the Anti-Terrorism Act 1997 and other sections of the law.

The cases against him were registered on May 9, 10, and May 11 at Taxila and Wah police stations. Besides two FIRs at the Taxila police station, he was also booked by the Wah Sadar police under the anti-terrorism law.

In a separate report, the authorities had been informed that former provincial law minister Basharat Raja, nominated in a case registered under terrorism charges at the R.A. Bazaar police station, was also wanted by the Cantt police station under the anti-terrorism law.

The police had obtained the warrants of the former provincial law minister to arrest him. Though Mr Elahi had been in jail for months, the former law minister, who is wanted by the Cantt police, is continuing his political activities despite FIRs.

He was also seen participating actively on social media during the protest against election rigging on Saturday.

Published in Dawn, March 4th, 2024

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