Imran Khan booked for ‘terrorising police, judiciary’


Case registered under Section 7 of the Anti-Terrorism Act
A first information report (FIR) was registered against former prime minister Imran Khan under the Anti-Terrorism Act for threatening an additional sessions judge and senior police officers of the Islamabad Police at a rally in the federal capital’s F-9 Park.
The FIR was registered on the complaint of Magistrate Ali Javed in Islamabad’s Margalla Police Station under Section 7 of ATA. The FIR states that the PTI chairman threatened Additional Sessions Judge Zeba Chaudhry and police officers at a rally in F-9 Park to “terrorise” police officials and judiciary. The main aim of the intimidation was to prevent the police officers and judiciary from carrying out their legal obligations, says the FIR.
The FIR states that Imran Khan’s speech was aimed to spread unrest and terror among the people.
A day earlier, PTI chief Imran Khan warned that he would “not leave” Islamabad’s inspector-general, deputy inspector general, and female magistrate, vowing to file cases against them for torturing Shahbaz Gill.
“We will not spare the IG and DIG,” he said while addressing a public gathering at the F-9 park. The former prime minister called out Additional District and Sessions Judge Zeba Chaudhry, who last week had approved Gill’s two-day physical remand at the request of the capital police, and said she, too, should prepare herself as the case will also be registered against her.
Govt, bureaucracy join hands for Imran’s arrest
Coalition government and the top bureaucracy are currently working to chalk-out a feasible plan for PTI Chairman and former Prime Minister Imran Khan’s arrest, sources said Sunday.
The plan, including the option of Imran’s arrest, consists of other alternatives as well, sources privy to matter said. Two high level meetings were held at the ministry of interior on Sunday to discuss the options. Officials from Ministries of law and interior, and Islamabad Police participated in the meeting.
Sources said that interior ministry sought opinion from the law ministry and advocate general of Pakistan on the issue of launching a separate case against the PTI Chairman. Another option of linking Imran with already filed First Information Report (FIR) on his Chief of Staff Shahbaz Gill is also under consideration.
On the other hand, Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah said in a press talk Sunday that PML-N-led coalition government is considering launching ‘sedition’ case against former Prime Minister Imran Khan for his ‘anti-state’ and ‘provocative’ speech Saturday.