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March 22, 2019

Case registered against arrested PPP workers

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March 22, 2019

ISLAMABAD: A case has been registered against 70 workers of Pakistan People’s Party, who protested outside the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) office after Bilawal Bhutto and former president Asif Zardari appeared before it in relation to fake accounts case.

The federal police presented 20 under-arrest PPP members before the Judicial Magistrate Saqib Jawad’s court. The arrested workers were sent to jail on a judicial remand until April 4.

The judge said the workers will be presented before the same court until a challan is submitted against them.

Police has nominated PPP Senator Mustafa Nawaz Khokar and Raja Shakeel Abbasi in the case. Both, Khokar and Abbasi, have taken protective bail.

Dozens of workers of the PPP were arrested by the police ahead of the scheduled appearance of party chairman Bilawal and Zardari.

PPP leader Qamar Zaman Kaira said more than 200 party workers were arrested and at least 50 workers were missing, as clashes erupted between the workers and police outside the NAB Rawalpindi head office. The workers, who had gathered to welcome their leaders, allegedly pelted stones at police officers who tried to stop them at Nadra Chowk.

At least six policemen were injured in the clashes, police officials said. Geo News cameraman Shiraz was also injured.

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