Prime Minister of Pak Occupied Jammu & Kashmir booked for conspiring against Pakistantext_fields
Islamabad/New Delhi: Farooq Haider Khan, The Prime Minister of Pakistan Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (POJK), has been booked on Monday on charges including sedition for "Conspiring" against Pakistan.
He has been zeroed in on for listening to his party leader Nawaz Sharif's recent online speech, criticizing the Pakistan Army, IANS reports.
Alongside, a case was registered against PML-N supremo Nawaz Sharif and other party leaders at a police station in Lahore for " conspiring" against Pakistan and the Army.
The FIR was registered under sections of the Pakistan Penal Code related to cyberterrorism, criminal conspiracy to wage war against Pakistan, condemnation of the creation of Pakistan, advocacy of the abolishment of its sovereignty, sedition and promotion of enmity between different groups, reports IANS.
The others got thus booked, after participating in the PML-N's central executive committee and central working committee meetings last week, included Maryam Nawaz, Rana Sanaullah, Ahsan Iqbal, Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, Pervez Rashid, Marriyum Aurangzeb and Ataullah Tarar.
Leading daily, the Dawn quoted the FIR as stating: "Instead of availing medical treatment in London, Nawaz is carrying out a planned conspiracy to defame the country and its institutions by making inflammatory speeches."
It alleged that in his speech on September 20 and October 1, the former premier supported the policies of neighbouring India so that Pakistan would continue to remain on the Financial Action Task Force's (FATF) 'grey list', according to the newspaper.
"The main purpose of Nawaz's speeches is to isolate Pakistan in front of the international community and to declare it a rogue state," the FIR said, adding that Nawaz Sharif was doing this to help his "friend" and Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi.
Prime Minister Imran Khan had said last week Nawaz Sharif was playing a "dangerous game" by levelling allegations of political interference against the Pakistan Army. He also claimed that India was helping the PML-N leader.
Speaking from London in a multiparty virtual conference held in Islamabad on September 20, Nawaz Sharif had hit out at the army, accusing it of installing Imran Khan's incompetent government, wrecking Pakistan's economy and foreign relations, censoring the media and indulging in massive corruption.
He had said it was very important Pakistan's armed forces stay away from the governmental system according to the country's Constitution and founder Mohammad Ali Jinnah's vision, and not interfere with the people's choice.
"We have made this country a joke in our own eyes and internationally as well," Sharif had said.
The former Prime Minister, who was deposed and jailed in a corruption case in Pakistan, has been in the UK for medical treatment since November last year.
The conference was attended by Pakistan's main opposition parties, including the Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (Fazl) headed by Maulana Fazlur Rehman.
A religious hardliner, Rehman had held the opposition parties responsible for allowing the Imran Khan government to survive and urged them to "take concrete decisions".
This report from IANS has been edited