Islamabad, Aug 28 IANS | 7 months ago

Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) leader Tahir-ul Qadri Thursday rejected the FIR filed against 21 people, including Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his brother, saying the case had not been registered under sections of anti-terrorism act.

According to Geo News, the FIR filed in the case pertaining to Lahore's Model Town killings names 21 people including Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, his brother and Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif and others.

It was registered under various sections including murder and attempt to murder, following orders of the Lahore High Court (LHC).

The FIR was lodged in Faisal Town police station a few days ago with case number 696-14 under sections 149, 148, 109 and 155, police sources said.

Earlier, the Minhaj-ul-Quran had accused 21 persons including the Prime Minister, Chief Minister Punjab and federal and provincial ministers of involvement in the killings.

The federal government had directed the registration of a case and the decision was endorsed by the Punjab government.

Earlier in the day, Qadri announced he was ending the dialogue with the government as his demands were not accepted.

Qadri, whose supporters have staged an anti-government sit-in here since Aug 15, announced this shortly after concluding hours of talks with a government committee, Xinhua reported.

Qadri had asked the government team to register murder cases against Sharif and his brother, and others for the killing of his activists by police in Lahore in June.

Police had opened fire at Qadri's supporters, killing at least 16 of them. The clashes had erupted after police tried to remove barriers outside Qadri's office.

(Posted on 28-08-2014)

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