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PTI panel to work on withdrawal of cases filed after ‘Azadi March’

The Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) has formed a five-member panel to work on withdrawing cases filed in Punjab after the party’s ‘Azadi March’ and identifying officials who behaved with protestors in a high-handed manner for legal proceedings.

PTI Secretary General Asad Umar announced that in accordance with the decision of the core committee in order to withdraw criminal cases filed against party members after the May 25 ‘Azadi March’, an “Anti-Victimization and Accountability Committee” had been formed.

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Asad Umar tweeted that the officials who had “tortured” the protestors would also be identified for legal proceedings. He stated that the details of fake cases against PTI members in Punjab would be collected and legal steps for withdrawing the cases would be carried out.

The committee will include the Shafqat Mehmood, Aamer Mehmood Kiani, Yasmin Rashid, Aon Abbas Buppi, Raja Basharat.

Asad stated that the committee would oversee all the first information reports (FIRs) and fake cases would be identified.

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The development has come after the party’s victory on 15 out of 20 seats in Punjab’s recent by-polls. A day earlier, PTI’s senior leader Fawad Chaudhry had also said that his party would form government in the province after the chief minister’s election on July 22. Chaudhry Pervez Elahi, Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid’s leader, is the candidate of CM from PTI.

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