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Police letdown LHC, PAT registering case against PM, others.

LAHORE -- The registration of criminal case against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Punjab Chief Minister Nawaz Sharif and federal and provincial minsters has been delayed by the Lahore police since the PML-N government disallowed police authorities to act lawfully.

Lahore police authoritiesi?1/2 were exhausting all possible delaying tactics to hinder FIR registration against PM, CM and 21 other top officials of N government despite the Lahore High Court issued order to register FIR against accused culprits in the Model Town shootout case in which as many as 14 people were killed and over 80 were injured.

A team of PAT lawyers led by Minhajul Qurani?1/2s counsel Mansoor ur Rehman Afridi arrived at Faisal Town police station on Wednesday with the LHC order in hand to check the implementation of LHC order, the team found empty police station where in no authorities including SHO and registrar were not present.

PAT team told media representatives that daily register and FIR book were also misplaced from the office. They said that officer was on duty who could approve the registration of the FIRs. They further said that they had waited for more than hour upon request of low scale police officials in the police station but still not authority reached the office. Local residents told that police station was abandoned by the police officials when LHC ordered to register fir against government authorities.

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Publication:Frontier Post (Peshawar, Pakistan)
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Date:Aug 28, 2014
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