Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah was charged with terrorism on Thursday by the Punjab government for allegedly threatening government officials and the court in speeches on April 15, 2021, and January 29, 2022.
The FIR, a copy of which is available at heypakistan.com, was filed in response to a citizen’s complaint under Section 7 of the Anti-Terrorism Act (punishment for acts of terrorism), Sections 353 (assault or criminal force to prevent a public servant from performing his duties), Section 186 (obstructing a public servant from performing his duties), Section 189 (threat to injure a public servant), and Section 506 (punishment for criminal intimidation)
According to the lawsuit, the interior minister threatened to kill the children of Punjab police personnel and prevent the judiciary from carrying out its duties during speeches he gave on April 15, 2021, and January 29, 2022.
The FIR also included a reproduction of his comments, which it said were recently broadcast on the Geo News show Naya Pakistan.
The FIR stated that Sanaullah’s words were made with the intent of terrorizing the judiciary, the chief secretary, the commissioner, and the general public. He wanted to keep the officials from doing their jobs and from carrying out their legal obligations.
It continued by saying that the nation, the police, the government, and the court were all now terrified as a result of the minister’s comments. Sanaullah should also be investigated for his remarks, and he should be punished, it was said in the FIR, “to set an example for other individuals speaking out against government officials.”
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