ISLAMABAD: A local court on Monday sought reports from the inspector general, senior superintendent of police and the station house officer (SHO) Karachi Company on a petition seeking registration of a second First Information Report (FIR) against the Sharif family and senior leadership of the PML-N in connection with the murder case of Arshad Sharif.

Additional district and sessions judge (ADSJ) Ahmad Arahsad Mahmood sought the reports from the police officials till April 19.

Shakir Ali in his petition adopted before the court that the investigation in the murder case had hit a snag; therefore, another FIR may be registered to take the case to the logical end.

He sought registration of the FIR against Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, PML-N leader Nawaz Sharif, Chief Minister Punjab Maryam Nawaz, Hussain Nawaz, Ishaq Dar, Salman Shehbaz, Hamza Shehbaz, Maryam Aurangzeb, Pervez Rashid, Rana Sanaullah, Nasir Butt, Waqar Ahmad and Khurram Ahmad.

Islamabad police have already rejected the application citing a judgement of the Supreme Court that barred registration of a second FIR in a single incident.

Published in Dawn, April 9th, 2024

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