FIR registered against Sheikh Rasheed for fireworks usage in Rawalpindi


Rawalpindi: A case was registered against Awami Muslim League (AML) chairman Sheikh Rasheed Ahmad for using fireworks in Rawalpindi.

Sheikh Rasheed and 22 others were charged in a FIR for using fireworks in Rawalpindi. AML Chairman and others, including Sheikh Rashid Shafeeq and 15 others are accused for the violation of fireworks ban.

Authorities revealed that accusused used fireworks in UC 40 along with some areas of NA-60 and NA-62. However, Sheikh Rasheed is contesting Pakistan Election 2018 from these constituencies.

Muhammad Yaqoob, Police Officer, registered the case under clause 286 and 285 of Pakistan Penal Code (PPC). It is pertaining to the negligent conduct with respect to combustible matter or fire and explosive substances

According to the FIR, accused used fireworks in Talwaran Bazar Rawalpindi despite of the ban by the Government of Punjab.

Last month, Supreme Court rejected the petition against Sheikh Rasheed’s disqualification.The appeal was filed by PML-N’s Shakeel Awan who had lost against him in Pakistan Election 2013. The appeal stated that AML chief had mis-declared his assets in nomination papers and even owned that he did so.

A three-member bench headed by Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed heard the case at Supreme Court. The bench also comprised of Justice Qazi Faez Isa and Justice Sajjad Ali Shah. The bench gave the verdict in favor of Sheikh Rasheed and dismissed the petition of his disqualification.


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