FIR finally has been lodged against the gun attack on PTI Chairman Imran Khan in Wazirabad by Punjab police.
- The provincial police finally registered the case under terrorism charges on Monday, with detained suspect Naveed being nominated as the prime accused.
- While the senior govt and military officials were not nominated in the case despite PTI’s insistence.
- The development comes after the supreme court issued a warning that it would take suo motu proceedings if the Punjab police failed to register an FIR regarding the assassination attempt on Imran Khan.
As reported, an FIR was registered after IGP Faisal Shahkar in line with the directives of the SC ordered the Gujrat district police officer (DPO) to lodge the case so a copy of the FIR could be submitted to the apex court today.
He also conveyed to the DPO the decision of Chief Justice Umar Ata Bandial who had ordered him to register the case within 24 hours.
“The DPO had been conveyed to act as per law as per directions of the SC,” Mr. Shahkar said.
The FIR has been registered after four days after the attack carried out in Wazirabad under different sections, including attempt to murder and terrorism with sections 302, 324, 440, and Section 7 of the Anti-Terrorism Act 1997 included.
PTI leadership rejects the FIR
On the other hand, PTI leadership has rejected the FIR, terming it a “mockery of the law and the top court’s order.”
PTI leader Fawad Chaudhry said that the FIR is nothing more than a piece of paper if it doesn’t name the three accused nominated by Imran Khan.
The PTI will only accept an FIR if the names of the three high officials are on it, he added.
PTI leader Shireen Mazari in a tweet held the FIR as an “attempt at a complete cover-up by the three accused through the power of their positions and the state”.
The FIR registered in Wazirabad thana is sheer mockery of the law & SC order. An attempt at a complete cover up by the 3 accused thru the power of their positions & the State. Seems regime change conspirators hellbent on destroying Pak totally for their own ends. #FIR_Rejected— Shireen Mazari (@ShireenMazari1) November 7, 2022
PTI leader Hammad Azhar, Former PTI MNA Maleeka Ali Bokhari, Farrukh Habib, Omar Ayub Khan, and others also rejected the FIR
مدعی پولیس کو بنا دیا اور جن افراد کا نام عمران خان نے لیا وہ تینوں ہی FIR سے غائب۔ اس فرمائشی FIR کا نام تبدیل کر کے NRO رکھ دینا چاہیے۔— Hammad Azhar (@Hammad_Azhar) November 7, 2022
This FIR is a clear mockery of the justice system. Under what precedent has FIR been registered by police as a record of THEIR version? The victim, former PM @ImranKhanPTI has clearly indicated 3 names & chosen zubair Niazi as complainant. Unaccep on all accounts#FIR_Rejected pic.twitter.com/mDGXrDuzSZ— Maleeka Ali Bokhari (@MalBokhari) November 7, 2022
جس پولیس سے ملزم کی ویڈیو نہیں سنبھالی گئی اور کبھی ہیک ہوگئی اور کبھی ہائی جیک ہوگئی وہ قاتلانہ حملہ جس معظم شہید اور عمران خان 13 زخمی ہے اس مقدمہ میں مدعی بن کر انصاف کیسے کرے گی؟— Farrukh Habib (@FarrukhHabibISF) November 7, 2022
وہی قاتل وہی شاہد وہی منصف ٹھہرے
اقربا میرے کریں خون کا دعوی کس پر ؟#FIR_Rejected pic.twitter.com/p2w2NRb2AI
FIR registered is rejected!! This FIR is not even worth the paper its written on. Mockery of Justice!! #FIR_Rejected— Omar Ayub Khan (@OmarAyubKhan) November 7, 2022