Two FIR lodged against Safdar, other PML-N leaders over Rawalpindi rally

09 Jul, 2018 1:02 pm

RAWALPINDI (92 News) – Two first information reports (FIRs) were registered against Captain (r) Safdar Ch Tanveer, Shakeel Awan and 60 other PML-N leaders for violating code of conduct.

The FIRs registered in the Waris Khan Police Station by SHO Muhammad Arham, the PML-N leaders and workers are accused of violating the code of conduct prescribed by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) for the upcoming polls along with the Amplifiers Ordinance.

In the two cases, 60 persons were nominated and hundreds were unidentified persons in the FIRs. Among those accused are two PML-N candidates contesting the General Election 2018 for seats in the provincial assembly, while one of the accused leaders is contesting the polls from a National Assembly constituency.

PML-N leaders Chaudhry Tanveer, Daniyal Chaudhry, Raja Haneef, Sheikh Arsalan and Ziaullah Shah have been named in the petition along with hundreds of unidentified persons.  The case has been registered under Sections 149, 147, 188, 341, and 3/7 of the Amplifier Act.

Earlier on Friday, Captain (r) Safdar, who was absconding after the Avenfield Properties corruption reference verdict, arrived at a Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) rally at Liaquat Road. He then disembarked from a vehicle and joined supporters amid cheers.

PML-N leaders Senator Chaudhry Tanveer and Malik Shakeel Awan, among others, brought Safdar into their fold and delayed the latter’s arrest as a NAB team made efforts to take custody of the convict. Captain (retd) Safdar delivered a speech as the NAB team attempted to arrest him.

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