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ATC arrest warrants attempt to divert attention from Maqsood Chaprasi: Hammad Azhar

Reacting to the arrest warrants issued from the government Hammad Azhar said: “This did not happen even during the martial law era."

Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) Lahore has issued non-bailable arrest warrants for 17 senior leaders of Pakistan Tehreek-I-Insaf (PTI) on Friday.

The PTI leaders include Former Federal Minister Hammad Azhar, Former Provincial Minister Dr.Yasmin Rashid, Shafaqat Mehmood and other for allegedly damaging the state property during the Long March on 25th May, 2022.

Other PTI leaders include Murad Raas, Mehmoodur Rasheed, Mian Aslam Iqbal, Jamsheed Chemma, Zubair Niazi, Aijaz Chaudhry, and others. Arrest warrants have been issued over Shahdara and Gulberg police’s request.

ATV Judge Abhar Gul Khan issued the arrest warrants for the PTI leaders after police approached the court for permission to arrest the PTI leaders.

Shahdara Police have obtained the warrants of Ejaz Chaudhry, Ikram Usman, Hassan Niazi, Zubair Niazi, Jamshed Iqbal Cheema, and Musarrat Jamshed Cheema.

On the other hand, Gulberg Police have obtained warrants for Dr Yasmin Rashid, Hammad Azhar, Andleeb Abbas, Ejaz Chaudhry, Yasir Gillani, Mian Aslam Iqbal, Murad Raas, Mian Shafqat Mahmood, Mian Mehmood-ur-Rasheed, Mian Ikram Usman and others.

Meanwhile, Police have already registered FIRs against senior-most leadership of PTI including Former Prime Minister Imran Khan, Asad Umar, Shah Mehmood Qureshi and Fawad Chaudhry for Long March 25th May, 2022.

Reacting to the arrest warrants issued from the government Hammad Azhar said: “This did not happen even during the martial law era. The country is not running like this and they are pushing the state towards fascism.”

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Azhar further said that: “Death or murder was of Chaprasi. But whoever benefited from this tragedy, he nominated the leadership of PTI today in the FIRs of terrorism to divert attention. These people want to make this country a fascist police state.”

Fawad Chaudhry said: “It has just come to light that warrants have been issued for the arrest of dozens of PTI leaders including Mahmood Al-Rasheed and Ejaz Chaudhry. The FIRs are Business As Usual.”

Chaudhry also responded to PMLN leader Maryam Nawaz who accused Imran Khan of causing riots during Long March.