October 12, 2020

FIR for allegedly waging war against Pakistan: Four penal sections removed for being redundant

ISLAMABAD: Four provisions that were unnecessarily added have been removed from the First Information Reports registered by the Lahore police against former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and more than 40 other Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz leaders.A close reading of the sections of the Pakistan Penal Code that have now been withdrawn from the FIRs shows that the accused had not in reality committed any offence within the definition of these clauses.One of these sections pertains to...