Top Pakistan Religous Leaders
Charged With Treason
By Muhammad Ejaz Khan
The News - Pakistan

QUETTA - Police on Tuesday registered treason cases against 10 senior leaders of the religious outfits on the charges of using objectionable language against the government, sources said. The sources said the cases had been registered at the City and the Civil Lines Police Stations, adding, the FIR had been sealed.
These cases have been registered against Maulana Fazlur Rahman, Maulana Abdul Ghafoor Haideri, Liaquat Baloch, Maulana Abdul Ghani, Hafiz Hussain Ahmed Sharodi, Maulana Noor Muhammad, Fazal Muhammad Baraich, Maulana Abdul Baqi, Maulana Mehmood Ghaznavi and Maulana Abdul Haq Baloch.
The sources said that Fazlur Rahman in his speech at Bacha Khan Chowk on October 2 had severely criticised the government and used objectionable language. Taking action in this regard, the City Police Station had lodged an FIR against the JUI-F chief, sources added.
Similarly, Maulana Abdul Ghafoor Haideri at his news conference on October 20 threatened to launch "civil disobedience movement". On the directives of the police high-ups, the Civil Lines Police Station had registered the case against the JUI-F leader, sources added. Surprisingly, senior police official expressed their ignorance when asked about these treason cases.


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