MNA Mohsin Dawar condemns FIR filed against PTM leader Gulalai Ismail

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A First Information Report (FIR) was filed against Pashtun Tahafuz Movement (PTM) leader Gulalai Ismail over offence of anti-state speeches made in the ire of rape and murder of minor Farishta.

The FIR, under the anti-terrorism act, was lodged within the jurisdiction of Islamabad’s Shehzad Town police station on Thursday.

In a tweet, PTM leader Mohsin Dawar protested the registration of terrorism case lodged against Gulalai Ismail for her going vocal over the negligence of police in Farishta case.

“Shameful conduct of the elements making mockery of law is evident from registration of terrorism case against Gulalai Ismail for her protesting the criminal neglect of police in Farishta’s case. Unfortunate little girl lost her life because of it. We need to protest for days to move the state machinery for protection and performing its duty,” he wrote.

He went on to state that it takes no time to have a criminal case registered against us for demanding justice which explains the conduct of elements making mockery of the rule of law & Constitution.

Farishta’s body was recovered from forest two days ago and later shifted to the Poly Clinic for post-mortem. Her family, which belongs to Mohmand Agency, said they had tried to file a missing person report with the police on May 15, but it took police until May 19 to register the FIR.

The family added that a proper search was not initiated.

On Wednesday, Prime Minister Imran Khan intervened over the murder and gang-rape of a 10-year-old girl and expressed his displeasure over delay in the arrest of the police official who had refused to register a case.

The prime minister ordered the suspension of the sub-divisional police officer of Shahzad Town and removal of the superintendent of police (rural zone)

Prime Minister Khan also sought a report from the IGP and the DIG Operation on the matter.

Earlier, Inter Services Public Relations Director General Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor took to Twitter to express outrage over the incident.