India behind Mastung attack, Millions had gathered to welcome Nawaz: Shehbaz Sharif

LAHORE: Shehbaz Sharif addressing a press conference discussed the aftermath of brother Nawaz and his daughters arrest, he also gave his analysis over the Mastung attack blaming our neighbor India for it.

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Former chief minister Punjab and PML-N president Shehbaz Sharif said on Saturday that the trial of terrorists is carried out in jails — in a reference to the sentence given to former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and Maryam Nawaz in Avenfield properties case.

The PML-N leader said that in 1999 when former military ruler Pervez Musharraf had made a plane hijacking case against Nawaz, even then the trial was not held in jail.

“I have heard Nawaz and Maryam’s trial will be held in Adiala jail, this is tantamount to disgracing sanctity of justice,” said the PML-N president.

The people came out in droves to welcome their leader Nawaz Sharif out on their own accord, adding that the leadership ‘had promised a peaceful rally’.

“Police used tear gas and baton-charged our workers in the rally,” said Shehbaz.

We will exhaust all legal options to safeguard and ultimately release my Quaid and her daughter, said Shehbaz.

“I will soon give a call for peaceful countrywide protests”.

PML-N rally: Cases registered against Shehbaz, others

Twelve cases against Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) workers and leaders including party president Shehbaz Sharif were registered a day after PML-N welcomed its supremo Nawaz Sharif upon his arrival in Pakistan.

On Friday, a large number of PML-N supporters, in the shape of a rally headed by Shehbaz Sharif, had attempted to make their way to the airport from the city’s Lohari Gate area.

The interim Punjab government had imposed Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CPC), a law concerning the maintenance of public order, ahead of Nawaz and his daughter Maryam’s arrival.

Among the PML-N leaders named in the cases are Javed Hashmi, Uzma Bukhari, and Marriyum Aurangzeb. Also accused of different charges including attempt to murder, and terrorism are Mubashir Javed, Raja Zafarul Haq, and Mushahid Hussain.

First information reports (FIRs) against the chairpersons of different Union Councils in the city along with the mayor have also been registered.

The cases registered at different police stations in Lahore include charges of intervention in the state’s affairs and vandalism.

According to DIG Shehzad Akbar, the cases have been registered at the City Police Station, Cantonment Police Station, Saddar Police Station, Iqbal Town Police Station, and Civil Lines Police Station.

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