Sedition case blunder may lead to another marshal law – Hashmat Habib warns

The Sedition and Waging war case against Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif and office bearers of Muslim League (N) by Imran Khan Government is another blunder leading towards head-on collision which may become an excuse to impose martial law.

Hashmat Habib President Tehreek-e-Tahaffuz- e-Adlia said Government should act sensibly and let the people decide their fate as and when independent and transparent elections without intervention of uniform are held in the country.

Hashmat Habib said after the address by Nawaz Sharif the Government spokesmen started execution of sedition and ill advised case was openly registered against leadership of Pakistan Muslim League (N) which is prima facie a blunder.

The senior lawyer took serious notice of this situation and outburst of allegations and counter allegations by opposition and Rulers. He said on perusal of FIR by Badar Rashid at Shahdara Police Station Lahore under 10 sections of PPC and 1 section of prevention of electronic criminal act is on the face of it is concocted story of state crime for political point scoring otherwise the Police Officer was not authorized to register the case of sedition allegation which is punishable with death or life imprisonment.

It is a novel case lodged without knowledge of Prime Minister Imran Khan further Chief Justice Islamabad High Court also punctured it. He said Nawaz Sharif was within permissible rights under article 19 of the constitution to address members of his Executive Committee therefore no offense committed by him.

He said Nawaz Sharif has challenged his sentence by Ehtesab Court. Now he is the Appellant and judgment of conviction is impugned. It did not attain finality therefore he cannot be called a Mujrim (a convict), Hashmat Habib added.

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