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Case Filed Against Imran Khan For Flouting the Ban on Public Gathering

Imran Khan even passed controversial statements against a female judge at the rally 

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PAKISTAN: Former Pakistan Imran Khan and top leaders of his Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf party were booked under another case by Pakistan police on Monday. The action came into place after the party flouted a ban on public gatherings in the national capital.

The case is logged in the Aabpara police station of Islamabad. The party has been held responsible for violating Section 144 in the city.

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Khan on Saturday addressed a rally at Islamabad’s F-9 Park to show solidarity with his close associate Shahbaz Gill, who was arrested on August 9 for remarks against the powerful army.

According to the FIR, the police announced through loudspeakers that Section 144 has been imposed in the city and a ban on assembly has been issued.

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However, the rally continued, with PTI leaders turning a deaf ear to the police and taking the supporters to F-9 Park, all the while promoting slogans over loudspeakers.

The protest broke before the domineering torture at close aid and PTI chairman’s Chief of Staff Shahbaz Gill. The PTI chairman was apprehended on August 9, for passing animadversions against the powerful army.

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Before time, Khan was logged under Section 7 of the Anti-Terrorism Act (punishment for acts of terrorism)for allegedly threatening police, judiciary and other state institutions at his rally.

The cricketer-turned-politician even passed controversial statements against a female judge at the rally thus, the former PM was summoned on 31 August by a three-member bench of the Islamabad High Court, headed by Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kayani, Justice Babar Sattar and Justice Miangul Hassan Aurangzeb in connection to the case. 

The purported Khan booked cases against Islamabad’s inspector general of police and DI general of police by stating, “We won’t spare you.” Khan is continuously challenging the powerful institutions together with the Pakistan army.

In the recent past, the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority banned the broadcasting of Former PM’s live speeches and clarified that,
“It has been observed that Mr Imran Khan, Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, in his speeches/statements is continuously alleging state institutions by levelling baseless allegations.”

“He is spreading hate speech through his provocative statements against state institutions and officers which is prejudicial to the maintenance of law and order and is likely to disturb public peace and tranquillity,” they added.

Also Read: Pakistan: Police Charge Ex-Pm Imran Khan under Terrorism Act

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