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Pakistani opposition party chief and 1,300 supporters booked on terror charges

Publication Date : 24-06-2014

 

Pakistani police have registered a case against opposition party Pakistan Awami Tehrik (PAT)’s chief Dr Tahirul Qadri and 1,300 activists, arresting 70 of them.

They have been accused of damaging public property, attacking police, snatching their wireless sets, causing damage to an armoured personnel carrier and creating a law and order situation.

Section 7 of the Anti-Terrorism Act has also been invoked in the first information report lodged by station house officer Raja Musaddiq at the airport police station.

“Dr Qadri is among the accused because he had asked PAT workers to gather and protest against the government,” Raja Musaddiq said. Around 70 PAT workers had been arrested, police said, adding that more arrests would be made once the investigation was launched.

 

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