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Lawmakers Among 50 PML-N leaders Arrested in Kasur

Kasur (April 19, 2018): Around 50 Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) activists including MNA Waseem Akhtar Sheikh were arrested by the local police for holding protest against institutions in Kasur on Wednesday.

MPA Naeem Safdar, Kasur Municipal Committee Chairman Ayaz Khan, Vice Chairman Ahmad Latif, two UC chairmen Nasir Khan and Jamil Khan and as many councillors are also among those arrested.According to details, the rally was held at Shahbaz Road under the supervision of member of National Assembly (MNA) Waseem Akhtar Sheikh and member of provincial assembly (MPA) Naeem Safdar Ansari. Slogans and foul language against judicial system were also used during the protest.

The police had lodged two separate cases on the applications of Advocate Major (r) Habibur Rehman and Constable Abdul Rasheed against 80 people including chairman and vice chairman and launched a search operation to nab other culprits.The cases were registered under sections 166, 506, 341, 228 (intentional insult or interruption to public servant sitting in judicial proceeding), 109, 147 and 149 ( offences against public tranquility) of PPC.

The videos also went viral on Wednesday. The suspects are being arrested after their identification from the pictures and video clips.

Earlier, Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, who is in London to attend Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting has taken serious notice of accusations against PML-N MNA Waseem Akhtar Shaikh hailing from Kasur, for leading a procession and raising anti-judiciary slogans.

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The Prime Minister directed Chief Whip of PML-N in National Assembly Sheikh Aftab Ahmad to take disciplinary action against the said MNA for violating the party discipline.


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