A report was lodged against Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for allegedly provoking people.(Reuters File)
A report was lodged against Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for allegedly provoking people.(Reuters File)

Police report against Pak PM Nawaz Sharif for ‘anti-army’ speech

The report was lodged in Rawalpindi by advocate Ishtiaq Ahmed Mirza, who claimed to be the chairman of the IM Pakistan party.
Islamabad | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAY 05, 2017 01:57 PM IST

Police in Pakistan have registered a report called ‘roznamcha’ against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for allegedly provoking people and creating hatred against the armed forces.

The report was lodged with the Civil Line police in Rawalpindi on Wednesday by advocate Ishtiaq Ahmed Mirza, who claimed to be the chairman of the IM Pakistan party.

The one-page report registered by police is not an FIR and is known in local parlance as ‘roznamcha’, The Dawn newspaper reported.

Mirza claimed he received a video clip on WhatsApp which showed a man making a speech. He said the man delivering the speech was Sharif himself who was allegedly provoking people and creating hatred against the armed forces.

The complainant asked for the registration of a case against Sharif, head of the PMLN party.

Mirza claimed that his IM Pakistan political party was registered with the Election Commission of Pakistan, the report said.

Pakistan’s military has always played a crucial role in the country’s politics. The army has ruled Pakistan for more than 33 years of the country’s 70-year history.

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