Nawaz Sharif, others booked on treason charges

Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and other Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leaders have been booked on treason charges on Monday.

The case was registered at Shahdara police station on the complaint of a local citizen, Badar Rasheed.

Maryam Nawaz, former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, former federal ministers Ahsan Iqbal, Pervez Rasheed, Khawaja Asif, and Rana Sanaullah were also named in the case.

Nawaz Sharif and other PML-N leaders are deliberately defaming the state institutions and carrying out hate speeches, the FIR read.

Badar Rasheed in his plea further stated that Nawaz Sharif is convicted by Pakistani courts and doing speeches against the country’s institutions from London.

He has urged the authorities to take action against Nawaz Sharif and other PML-N leaders under the Pakistan Prevention of Electronic Crimes Act.