Three PTI leaders indicted by terrorism court in Lahore

Witnesses directed to record statements on December 16.

LAHORE: An anti-terrorism court here on Tuesday indicted three leaders of the PTI in connection with the May 9 and 10 violence following party chief Imran Khan’s brief arrest in a corruption case.

Dr Yasmin Rashid, Senotor Ijaz Chaudhry and former MNA Rubina Jamil were charged with vandalism and attacking police and public property.

Yasmin Rashid and Omar Sarfaraz Cheema were a day earlier arrested in connection with a new case for allegedly attacking the Prime Minister’s private house in Lahore.

The ATC had denied the police’s request for her physical remand and had sent her on judicial remand.

Today, the court indicted the three accused in the case, but they said they were not involved in any act on of vandalism and the cases were politically motivated. 

The court after indicting the three put off further hearing with a direction for witnesses to record their statements on December 16. 

It may be noted that over 100 activists of the PTI have already been arrested in connection with the case. Many party leaders have parted ways with the PTI chief and condemned the incidents.

Most of them have formed a new party while some have also announced to quit politics.

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