I will contest polls even in jail: Sh Rasheed

Pakistan Nov, 17 2023
I will contest polls even in jail: Sh Rasheed
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RAWALPINDI: Justice Chaudhry Abdul Aziz of Lahore High Court Rawalpindi bench has sought details of cases against former Interior Minister Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed.

Court while issuing notices to respondents directed that court should be told on next hearing Sheikh Rasheed was nominated where and in what cases after May 9 incident.

Sheikh Rasheed while talking to media men later outside court said police had given statement in High Court before his chilla (seclusion) there is no case against him. Court has sought details in how much cases my name has been given. My bail pleas will be decided in Anti-Terrorism Court today. I have already given power of attorney to Latif Khosa, Aitzaz, Suleman Akram Raja and Sardar Abdul Razzaq and they will be my attorney if I go to jail. I will contest election forcefully even if I am in jail.

Court issued these orders during preliminary hearing of Sheikh Rasheed's petition on fears expressed by him through his supplementary statements that he will be involved in May 9 cases.

Sheikh Rasheed, his counsel Sardar Abdul Raziq and junior lawyer Sardar Shahbaz Khan were also present in court.

Counsel for Sheikh Rasheed took plea petitioner is being subjected to political vendetta while supplementary statements have no legal position.

Court inquired why petitioner is becoming worried from going to in-laws.

Court while issuing notice to Punjab government, IG Punjab, RPO, CPO Rawalpindi and other respondents following preliminary hearing of petition has summoned details of all cases against Sheikh Rasheed within two weeks.

Sheikh Rashed while making IG Punjab, CPO Rawalpindi and others respondents in his petition to seek awareness about cases against him had taken stance his name is not included anywhere among nominated accused in FIRs registered in connection with May 9 incident.

He had expressed fear in petition that he is being involved in different cases unjustly under supplementary statements after lapse of 7 months despite fact that he does not know cases are registered in what cities.  Therefore, it is requested to court to issue orders for providing him details of cases registered against him.

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