Citizen’s Petition Regarding Police’s Inaction Against TLP Leaders Fixed For Hearing
Lahore: Session Court on Thursday has fixed a hearing for the petition against police officials for taking no action against Tehreek-e-Labaaik (TLP) chief Khadim Rizvi and Tehreek i Labaik Ya Rasool Allah (TLYRA) chief Ashraf Jallali for openly threatening armed forces and state institutions.
The anarchy rose as a result of Asia Bibi’s acquittal, that ignited protests from the reactionary right wing in the entire country. The three day long episode completely brought the state at a stagnant position causing a loss of billions to the national exchequer, forcing schools and offices to be shut and completely paralyzing the entire country.
Two people have also reportedly lost their lives as a result of the violent protests by TLP. Due to the blockage of roads, a patient suffering from cardiac arrest couldn’t reach the hospital in time, costing him his life. In another incident that went viral on Social Media, a pregnant woman lost her life while she was giving birth to her child on the roadside. Both the baby and the mother died due to nonavailability of medical aid.
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Citizen Abdullah Malik states in his petition that station house officer (SHO) of Civil Lines police station Lahore failed to file an FIR against the regiopolitical party leaders.
”The local police is reluctant to take action against accused due to their presence in the ruling class and having direct contacts with the police and others” – petitioner stated.
A copy of the application to lodge an FIR on November 1, addressing Civil Line’s SHO stated that TLP leaders have threatened country’s top court and also passed an edict to murder the country’s constitutional leader, inciting the people to spark riots.
Muhammad Ahmed Khan Kharal, Additional Session’s Judge, accepted the petition today and ordered the Civil Lines SHO to furnish his report on 14 November.
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