Case against Tehreek-e-Insaf leaders withdrawn

In a late night development, the Punjab Govt eventually made a decision to withdraw the case filed against the PTI politicians and workers for breach of Section 144 of PPC in the wake of a volley of criticism from various quarters accusing the provincial govt of following dual standards.

The Punjab CM Shahbaz Sharif ordered Provincial Police Chief late on Friday to quash the FIR. The sources in the Punjab Govt said that the CM mentioned his displeasure over registration of the case against PTI politicians stating that holding rallies was the right of all political groups but the same should be kept within guidelines of the law.

Earlier, the Punjab police on Friday had filed a case against top PTI command including Makhdoom Javed Hashmi for breach of Section 144 of PPC while protesting on The Mall, hardly a day after when the PML-N leaders also held a protest but the law didn’t come into action that day.

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