Lahore- Lahore High Court was today moved to allow filinga treason case against Awami Muslim League (AML) chief Sheikh Rasheed Ahmad as reported ONLINE.
Asad Manzoor Butt lawyer for the petitioner requested the court to file reason case against Sheikh, the case is being heard by Justice Shehzada Mazhar at the Lahore High Court (LHC).
He accused Sheikh Rasheed of delivering ant state provocative speeches, which fall under the premises of treachery; the court should therefore order filing treason case against him. LHC forwarded the petition to full bench for further hearing.
Earlier, the government on November 14 expressed its intention to take action against Sheikh Rasheed’s inflammatory speech that he made during Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s (PTI) rally in Nankana Sahib. The government believes Sheikh Rashid’s comments incited violence.
According to the government sources, Sheikh Rasheed incited the public against government and state institutions by sparking ‘hatred’.
Meanwhile, Special Anti-Terrorism Court termed PTI chief Imran Khan and Pakistan AwamiTehreek (PAT) chief DrTahirulQadri proclaimed offenders for not appearing before the court.
The arrest warrants against Khan, Qadri among other prominent leaders from both the parties have already been issued.