- All the accused have pleaded not guilty to their roles in the May 9 riots.
- The court has called the witnesses to record their statements on December 16.
- Two cases are registered against the accused in Sarwar Road police station.
LAHORE: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leaders Dr Yasmin Rashid, Ijaz Chaudhary and Rubina Jameel were on Tuesday convicted by an anti-terrorism court (ATC) in Lahore in a case related to the May 9 violence.
However, all three accused have pleaded innocent in the case. Party leaders have been jailed for months after PTI chief Imran Khan was arrested in a corruption case and booked in cases related to the May 9 riots.
The ATC has now called the witnesses in the case to record their statements on December 16, while copies of the challan were distributed among the accused during the previous hearing.
Two cases have been registered against the three accused at Sarwar Road Police Station, Lahore.
It is to be noted that the ATC extended the judicial custody of Dr Rashid and handed him over to Punjab Police till November 27 in a case related to the inflammatory speeches given on May 9 against state institutions at Lahore’s Sherpao Bridge.
Following the riots and the series of arrests that followed, Khan was released in the Toshakhana case, but many of his party leaders, workers and supporters remained behind bars or were being repeatedly arrested in several cases registered against them. .
Currently, PTI chief and his party vice-chairman Shah Mahmood Qureshi are being held in custody in the CIFAR case, while other leaders are in jail in cases related to the May 9 violence and their cases are pending in various courts. Country.
Riots broke out across almost the entire country on 9 May following the arrest of the ousted Prime Minister in the £190 million settlement case. Hundreds of PTI workers and senior leaders were put behind bars for their involvement in violence and attacks on military installations.
During the protests, miscreants targeted civilian and military establishments, including Jinnah House and the General Headquarters (GHQ) in Rawalpindi. The army termed 9 May as “Black Day” and decided to prosecute the protesters under the Army Act.