An Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) in Rawalpindi declared chief of Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT), Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri, a proclaimed offender in a case pertaining to violence on the Lahore-Islamabad Motorway. ATC Judge Chaudhry Abdul Qayyuam heard a case in response to an FIR registered by Lillah Police Station in Jhelum against Qadri and 119 of his followers for allegedly attacking and kidnapping policemen on the motorway.
During the course of proceedings, the court declared PAT chief Qadri and other co-accused Fakhar Abbass proclaimed offenders and directed the police to issue proclamation advertisements and display them on public places. The court adjourned the proceedings of the case till November 27. It is pertinent to mention that the same ATC had issued arrest warrants for Qadri and around 119 of his followers, in this matter, on September 12.
PAT workers gathered at Lillah Interchange and staged a protest demonstration on the call of Qadri. They allegedly attacked and injured police men. A case (124/14) under sections 7 ATA, 324/365-B/395 was registered with the Lillah police against the PAT chief and 119 others.
SOURCE: RECORDER REPORT