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Pakistan police register report against Nawaz Sharif for ‘anti-army’ speech

LiveMint logoLiveMint 05-05-2017 Sajjad Hussain

Islamabad: Pakistani police have registered a report against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for allegedly provoking people and creating hatred against the armed forces.

The report was lodged at Civil Line police in Rawalpindi on Wednesday by advocate Ishtiaq Ahmed Mirza, who claimed himself as the chairman of the I.M. Pakistan party.

The one-page report registered by the police is not an FIR (first information report) and is known in local parlance as roznamcha, The Dawn newspaper reported.

Mirza claimed he had received a video clip on his 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 Pakistan Muslim League (PMLN) party. Mirza claimed that his I.M. 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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