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Maryam Nawaz, PDM central leaders booked after Lahore rally

LAHORE: A case has been registered against the central leaders of the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) for holding a public gathering at Minar-e-Pakistan in Lahore.

PML-N vice president Maryam Nawaz and party leaders Khawaja Saad Rafique, Ahsan Iqbal and Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, Rana Sanuallah and Marriyum Aurangzeb have been nominated in the case.

The case was registered over the complaint of Parks and Horticulture Authority (PHA) security officer Muhammad Zameer under fifteen different sections. They have been booked for violating standard operating procedures (SOPs) of COVID-19, sound system act, and government orders and causing damage to a national monument.

The FIR states that the PDM caused irreparable damage to the sanctity of a national heritage [Minar-e-Pakistan]. The case was registered at the Larri Adda police station on the complaint of a security officer.

It added that the PDM administration broke the gate and fences to enter the Greater Iqbal Park. PML-N’s Malik Waseem Khokhar has been named in the FIR for entering the park with an estimated 125 people.

A day earlier, two cases were registered against the PDM for forcibly entering the Greater Iqbal Park and holding a public rally. Both were registered at the Larri Adda police station on the complaint of security staff.

One of them was registered on the complaint of Zeeshan Haider Naqvi and the other on the complaint of supervisor Muhammad Yousuf. The report stated that the PDM leadership and workers broke locks and forcibly entered the park to make arrangements for a public gathering.


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