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Treason case registered against Nawaz Sharif, Maryam Nawaz

A case was registered on Monday against PML-N supremo Nawaz Sharif and forty other party leaders at the Shahdara police station in Lahore for ‘conspiring’ against the country and state institutions.

The case was registered by a citizen, Badar Rasheed, under Section 10 (cyberterrorism) of the Pakistan Electronic Crimes Act (2016), and sections 120-A (definition of criminal conspiracy), 120-B (criminal conspiracy), 121-A (conspiracy to wage war against Pakistan), 123-A (condemning the creation of the country and advocating the abolishment of its sovereignty), 124-A (sedition) and 153-A (promoting enmity between different groups) of the Pakistan Penal Code.

The FIR also names party leaders Maryam Nawaz, Rana Sanaullah, Ahsan Iqbal, Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, Pervez Rashid, Marriyum Aurangzeb, Ataullah Tarar and others that participated in the PML-N’s Central Executive Committee and Central Working Committee meetings held last week.

The petitioner has stated that former premier is a convict and is deliberately defaming state institutions.

He added that the law of Pakistan doesn’t allow him to carry out such kind of speeches.

The petitioner urged the authorities to take action against Nawaz Sharif and other PML-N leaders under the Pakistan Prevention of Electronic Crime Act.

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