Pakistan

LAHORE – Kasur Police seems to be under tremendous political pressure after it registered a case against over 70 Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz party workers including the local federal and provincial lawmakers for their protest against judiciary and state institutions.

According to an FIR, MNA Wasim Akhtar, MPA Naeem Safdar, Chairman Baitul Maal Kasur Nasir Mehmood and Chairman Market Committee Jameel Ahmed were nominated in the case.

The case filed by Constable Abdul Rasheed and Major (retd) Habib ur Rehman on the grounds that the protestors used inappropriate language against the judiciary and other state institutions.

DPO Kasur Zahid Marwat said that the action initiated on the directives of Punjab IG will be implemented at any cost.

Police teams have been dispatched to arrest the PML-N workers who participated in the rally.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has taken strict notice of the protest and has directed the party’s chief whip Sheikh Aftab to take disciplinary action against the party members involved in the protest.