PTI Forms Plan To Withdraw Cases Filed In Punjab After ‘Azadi March’

PTI Forms Plan To Withdraw Cases Filed In Punjab After 'Azadi March'

Anti Victimization And Accountability Committee

Asad Umar, the secretary general of the PTI, announced on Wednesday that the party had established an “Anti Victimization and Accountability Committee” in order to have criminal charges against party members that had been filed after the “Azadi March” on May 25 withdrawn and to identify the officials who had “tortured” protesters in order to bring legal action. 

“Nobody should believe that May 25 has been forgotten. We won’t let anyone forget it, and neither have we forgotten it,” Umar tweeted. 

Shipping Containers To Obstruct Their Way

The government employed Section 144, a tool used to limit meetings, prior to former prime minister Imran Khan’s march for “haqeeqi azadi, or true freedom.” Major thoroughfares were lined with shipping containers to obstruct their way. 

Police raids on the homes of PTI leaders were reportedly conducted the evening before the march. Party members and workers in Punjab experienced the worst kinds of brutality on the day of the march.

Tear Gas Was Shot At The Ex-Minister Hammad Azhar

In one such event, tear gas was shot at the ex-minister Hammad Azhar, who was injured. On the other hand, Yasmin Rashid, a former provincial health minister, had her windshield broken. 

Separately, an onslaught of lawsuits against Imran and other PTI officials like Rashid, Fawad Chaudhry, Azhar, Imran Ismail, Shibli Faraz, and others were filed after the demonstration at the D-Chowk came to an end. 

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Party Had Established A Committee To Oversee All FIRs

Umar stated that the party had established a committee to oversee all first information reports (FIRs) and “identify the bogus cases” in a tweet today. 

It will be led by former education minister Shafqat Mahmood and include PTI officials Raja Basharat, Aamer Mehmood Kiani, Yasmin Rashid, and Aon Abbas Bappi. 

Fictitious Cases Brought Against PTI Members

The committee, according to Umar, will gather all fictitious cases brought against PTI members in Punjab and take legal action to have them dropped. 

It would also “identify officials accountable for illegal and criminal activity” against party members and launch legal actions against them. 

Party Won A Resounding Victory

The change occurs after the party won a resounding victory in the key Punjab by-elections, taking 15 of the province’s 20 seats. 

Fawad Chaudhry, the head of the PTI, announced at a press conference yesterday that the party would now establish a government in the province on July 22 following the run-off chief minister elections. 

Leader of the PML-Q Chaudhry Parvez Elahi is the candidate of the PTI.

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