Sh Rashid moves IHC to avert ‘possible’ shifting Karachi

ISLAMABAD: Awami Muslim League (AML) chief and former interior minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed on Saturday filed a plea in Islamabad High Court (IHC) to stop his “possible shifting” to Karachi from Islamabad, but the Registrar’s Office raised objection to it.

The plea was filed by Sheikh Rashid through his counsel Sardar Abdul Razzaq Khan in the case of allegations against former president Asif Zardari. In the plea, the AML chief said that he referred to the statement of PTI chairman Imran Khan who accused the PPP co-chairman of conspiring about his murder.

He urged the court to stop making further cases on political statements and his statement did not affect the complainant directly. Sheikh Rashid also suspend the cases registered against him in Aabpara, Murree and Karachi. He requested the court to stop his transfer to Karachi until the final verdict of this case.

Earlier, the Mochko police booked Awami Muslim League (AML) chief and former interior minister Sheikh Rashid in a case of using “foul language” against Pakistan People’s Party chairman and FM Bilawal Bhutto Zardari.

It was worth mentioned here that AML chief Sheikh Rasheed was booked under three sections — 120B (criminal conspiracy), 153A (promoting enmity between different groups), and 505 (statements conducing to public mischief). In the FIR, the PPP divisional president stated that the AML chief tried to badmouth a former president and cause a “permanent danger” to the PPP co-chairman and his family.



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