Court dis­misses plea for trea­son case against Sharif

The Free Press Journal - - WORLD -

The La­hore High Court (LHC) on Thurs­day dis­missed as “non-main­tain­able” a pe­ti­tion seek­ing regis­tra­tion of a trea­son case against for­mer Pak­istan Prime Min­is­ter Nawaz Sharif af­ter his re­cent re­marks on the 2008 Mum­bai ter­ror at­tack that left 166 peo­ple dead.

The court asked the pe­ti­tioner, advocate Aftab Virk, to ap­proach the rel­e­vant fo­rum with his com­plaint, Pak­istani news­pa­per The Dawn re­ported.

Ear­lier in an in­ter­view, Sharif said: “Mil­i­tant or­gan­i­sa­tions are ac­tive. Call them non-state ac­tors, should we al­low them to cross the bor­der and kill 150 peo­ple in Mum­bai? Ex­plain

Mil­i­tant or­gan­i­sa­tions are ac­tive. Call them non-state ac­tors, should we al­low them to cross the bor­der and kill 150 peo­ple in Mum­bai? Ex­plain it to me. Why can’t we com­plete the trial? -NAWAZ SHARIF, For­mer PM, Pak­istan

it to me. Why can’t we com­plete the trial?”

Aftab Virk, in his pe­ti­tion, al­leged that Sharif's re­marks on the Mum­bai at- tack amounted to trea­son as he had ma­ligned na­tional in­sti­tu­tions as well as the coun­try.

The court is yet to de­cide on the ad­mis­si­bil­ity of an­other sim­i­lar pe­ti­tion filed by Pak­istan Awami Tehreek’s Khur­ram Nawaz Gan­da­pur.

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