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Pakistan’s former Foreign Minister Qureshi implicated in eight extra circumstances associated to May 9 mayhem

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Pakistan former Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi.
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Pakistan’s jailed former Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi was on Sunday implicated by the police in eight extra circumstances in reference to the unprecedented mayhem on May 9 in 2023 following the arrest of ex-premier Imran Khan in a case of alleged corruption, in accordance with a media report on Monday.

The 67-year-old Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief is presently imprisoned in Rawalpindi’s Adiala Jail after his conviction in numerous circumstances.

On Sunday, a particular police workforce approached the Anti-Terrorism Court in Lahore searching for permission to arrest, interrogate and summon Qureshi in an FIR registered with the Sarwar Road police station, Geo News reported.

However, the court docket denied the permission citing “security reasons”. Instead, the court docket allowed the investigation officer to go to Adiala Jail for interrogation of the previous Foreign Minister inside three days.

“The accused shall be deemed to be on physical remand for that purpose,” learn the court docket order.

Riots had been triggered virtually throughout the nation on May 9 final 12 months after Khan’s arrest within the 190 million kilos settlement case. Hundreds of PTI employees and senior leaders had been arrested for his or her involvement in violence and assaults on key army installations.

A particular court docket established underneath the Official Secrets Act had handed Qureshi 10 years in jail within the cipher (secret diplomatic communication) case together with the jailed former premier Khan.

During the May 9 protests, the miscreants focused the civil and army installations together with — Jinnah House and the General Headquarters (GHQ) in Rawalpindi.

Terming the May 9 violence as “Black Day”, the army determined to strive the protesters underneath the Army Act.

Reacting to the police implicating Qureshi in additional circumstances, a spokesperson of the PTI mentioned that the court docket had already granted bail to the previous ruling celebration’s vice-chairman in these circumstances.

“Law was flouted again to keep Qureshi behind bars by making the court’s order ineffective practically,” he mentioned.

The spokesperson mentioned that Qureshi was being punished for firmly sticking with the ideology of the PTI founder. Lawlessness was reaching new highs within the nation, he added.

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