200 PML-N activists arrested
GUJRANWALA: The police have arrested nearly 200 activists of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and removed the protest camp set up on the third day of the nine-day protests against the conviction of Makhdoom Javed Hashmi on Saturday.
PML-N leader Khurram Dastgir Khan told Daily Times that they had permission from the district nazim to establish the protest camp but the police still uprooted their camp and arrested party workers.
Saud Aziz, district police officer of Gujranwala, said the PML-N had no permission to set up the protest camp. He said that all local PML-N leaders, including Khan Ghulam Dastgir Khan, chief organiser, Muhammad Javaid Latif provincial vice president, Chaudhry Mahmood Bashir Virk, city president, and Abdul Rauf Mughal, general secretary, had been arrested. However, police sources said that all those arrested had been released later. Mr Ghulam Dastgir said the protests would continue until democracy was restored. He said that the police action was illegal.
Case against 5 farmers: Police has registered a case against five farmers for damaging government property and stealing canal water.
Police registered the case on the complaint of Sheikh Irfan Asghar, sub divisional officer, against Yaqoob, Yasin, Haider, Ali and Ghulam Rasool.
Two policemen declared POs: Muhammad Masroor Zaman, additional district and sessions judge, has declared Police Sub Inspector Farzand Ali and Police Constable Tariq Mehmood as proclaimed offenders for not appearing in court to record their statements in a Hudood case.