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Pak police registers murder case against Sharif, ministers

Pak police registers murder case against Sharif, ministers
A murder case has been registered against Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, his ministers and other top officials for their alleged involvement in the killing of anti-government protesters, police said on Wednesday.

The case was registered last night after a district judge ordered framing of murder charges against  Sharif and others over the killing of protesters.

This is the second criminal case to befiled against the embattled Prime Minister.

Pakistan Awami Tehrik (PAT), led by fiery cleric Tahirul Qadri, had approached the court for registering the case. At least three people were killed and over 500 injured in clashes with the police on 30 August  after Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf chief Imran Khan asked their supporters to march toward the official residence of Sharif.

A police official from the Secretariat Police Station told PTI that the case was registered after the district and sessions judge on Monday ‘ordered us’ to register the case while disposing of a petition filed by Mr Qadri.

He said section 302 of the Pakistan Penal Code (intentional murder) and Section 7 of the Anti-Terrorism Act were also included in the case.

It was second alleged murder case against Nawaz Sharif after one field last month in Lahore for the alleged killing of 14 workers of Qadri in clashes with police in June.

The nomination of a person in a case does not affect his legal status but conviction makes people ineligible for any public office in Pakistan.

Imran Khan wants Sharif’s ouster over the alleged rigging in last year’s poll which his party lost, while  Qadri wants to bring a revolution in the country.

They are agitating since on 14 August, demanding  the Pakistan Prime Minister’s  ouster.
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