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Police register terror case against PTI leadership

The First Information Report (FIR) said that the demonstrators tried to run over policemen with the intention of murdering them.

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The police of the federal capital on Saturday registered a case under terrorism clauses against PTI leadership for staging a protest against the Election Commission verdict yesterday.

According to the details, Islamabad Police registered a case under terrorism clauses in the I-9 Police Station against PTI leaders Senator Faisal Javed, Amir Kayani, Wamiq Qayyum Abbasi, Raja Rashid, and others.

The PTI leaders have been accused of pelting stones at the police and FC personnel, injuring them. The First Information Report (FIR) said that the demonstrators tried to run over policemen with the intention of murdering them.

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The FIR also added that the protesters set fire to trees in Faizabad and its nearby areas and tried to damage government property.

Protest against ECP verdict

Following the ECP verdict disqualifying PTI Chairman and former Prime Minister Imran Khan, protests began across Pakistan.

PTI supporters staged a sit-in across the country as they protest against the ECP verdict. PTI workers blocked Faizabad-Murree Road in Islamabad in protest. The police restored to tear-gas shelling against PTI activists when they tried to enter Islamabad via Faizabad.

In Lahore, PTI activists took out a rally on Ferozepur Road and suspended the Metro Bus Service from Gajomta to Kalma Chowk. The activists staged protests at Shahdara Chowk, and GPO Chowk on Mall Road and took out rallies in other areas of the city.

Ahead of the ECP verdict, over 1100 police officials were deployed in the Red Zone under the command of a senior superintendent of police to control the law and order situation in the area.

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During the protest, PTI workers set tires on fire and chanted slogans against the ECP’s verdict against Khan. Reacting to the political turmoil, Islamabad Police registered a case under terrorism clauses in the I-9 Police Station against PTI leaders.