A case has been registered against Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan and other leaders of the previous government, in relation to the chanting of slogans in Masjid-e-Nabwi.
The FIR was registered in Faisalabad under Sections 295 (harming or defiling a place of worship with intent to insult a religion), 295-A (deliberate and malicious acts intended to outrage religious feelings of any class by insulting its religion or religious beliefs), 296 (disturbing religious assembly) and 109 (abetment) of the Pakistan Penal Code.
Apart from Imran Khan, the FIR has been registered against Fawad Chaudhry, Shahbaz Gill, Qasim Suri, Sahibzada Jahangir, Aneel Musarrat and Sheikh Rashid and his nephew Sheikh Rashid Shafiq.
The complainant stated in the FIR that the incident was the result of a ‘planned conspiracy’, which could be proved through videos being shared on media and the speeches of the PTI leaders.
The complainant alleged that Imran Khan, Fawad Chaudhry, Shahbaz Gill, Sheikh Rashid, and Qasim Suri were part of a conspiracy, which involved other party leaders leading delegations to Saudi Arabia to carry out the actions.
Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah stated that not registering a case against those who violated the sanctity of Roza-e-Rasool (PBUH) could not be justified.
He further said that there were people who had travelled from Britain to carry out the act and there could be no forgiveness for the actions of these people.
Meanwhile, former information minister Fawad Chaudhry alleged that Sheikh Rashid’s nephew Sheikh Rashid Shafiq had been kidnapped from the airport.