Police on Saturday registered an FIR against 1,200 Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) workers and produced 26 arrested party activists before the anti-terrorism court in Swat.
FIRs have been registered under Sections 324, 302 and 7ATA. The PTI’s request for recounting of votes has also been turned down by the returning officer. Police and lawyers clashed once again after the arrest of PTI leader Saeedur Rehman Advocate, the mayor of Bisham tehsil, who has been shifted to Peshawar prison after his arrest.
In the first serious post-election violence since Thursday’s vote, a clash over rigging allegations between Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf workers and the police in Shangla on Friday left four people dead and over 30 injured, four of whom were transferred to hospital in critical condition. Among the injured was Nawaz Mehmood, a former PTI National Assembly candidate., as well as seven police officers.
Published in The Express Tribune, February 11th 2024.
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