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PTI leader ‘found guilty’ of defying SC orders

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LEAs must submit their reports to SC today; Imran was informed of the May 25 order before he testified
ISLAMABAD: Law enforcement officials have claimed that PTI leadership was actually “involved in instigating party activists to reach D-Chowk in the federal capital on May 25,”

On June 1, the Supreme Court sought reports from the director-general of Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), Intelligence Bureau (IB) and IG Islamabad, interior ministers, and others about the alleged involvement of PTI leaders in inciting party employees to reach Islamabad D-Chowk in violation of his May 25 order.

As it became known, all authorities have prepared their separate reports, which will be submitted to the court on Wednesday (today).

PTI chairman Imran Khan had been briefed on the May 25 order prior to his statement asking party activists to reach D-Chowk.

Also accompanying the reports are statements from various PTI leaders to determine how they instigated activists to reach D-Chowk on May 25.

The reports also revealed that 315 trees were burned by PTI activists in the Blue Area while more than three dozen people were injured – only one being a woman.

It was also learned that one of the reports also claimed that Imran in his speech threatened officials to face the consequences if they erected hurdles at the protesters.


Subsequently, PTI activists were charged. Even when deposed PM Imran finished his speech on May 26, about 4,000 to 5,000 people entered the red zone.

Earlier in its injunction, the SC asked law enforcement agencies to let them know when Imran made the announcement for party activists to reach D-Chowk.

“When, where, and how did the crowd cross the barricade to enter a previously closed area. Was the crowd entering the Red Zone organized or monitored, or did it move randomly? Were there acts of provocation or breaches of promises by the government? Was any action or treatment taken by the ICT police against the protesters disproportionate to the actual or perceived wrongs committed by the protesters,” the court questioned.

The court also asked how many protesters managed to enter the red zone. “What, if any, security measures have been relaxed by law enforcement? Have security barriers been breached or breached by protesters? Has any protester/party worker reached the G-9/H-9 compound?


The order also stipulated that the reports should be submitted within a week for inspection in chambers by the members of the larger bank.

However, a member of the larger judiciary, Yahya Afridi, disagreed with the majority opinion, saying there was enough material available to bring a contempt case against Imran for violating the May 25 order.

Supreme Court Justice of Pakistan Umar Ata Bandial, Justice Ijazul Ahsan, Justice Munib Akhtar, and Justice Mazahar Ali Akbar Naqvi issued the Majority Order.

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