RAWALPINDI: Police have registered a case against the Pakistan Awami Tehrik (PAT)â€™s chief Dr Tahirul Qadri and 1,300 activists, arresting 70 of them.
They have been accused of damaging public property, attacking police, snatching their wireless sets, causing damage to an armoured personnel carrier and creating a law and order situation.
Section 7 of the Anti-Terrorism Act has also been invoked in the FIR lodged by SHO Raja Musaddiq at the Airport police station
â€œDr Qadri is among the accused because he had asked PAT workers to gather and protest against the government,â€ the SHO said. Around 70 PAT workers had been arrested, police said, adding that more arrests would be made once the investigation was launched.
Published in Dawn, June 24th, 2014