Federal Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed has said that a case will be registered against Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (JUI-F) leader Mufti Kifayatullah over his anti-army statements.
Sheikh Rashid was apparently quoting Mufti Kifayatullah in a TV program in which the JUI-F leader has passed provocative remarks against national institutions.
“It has been decided to file a case against Mufti Kifayatullah in Lahore. His insolence against our great army is unbearable who has made unspeakable sacrifices,” the Home Minister said.
He also told another news channel that action would be taken against the armed forces in accordance with the constitution and law.
Earlier today, the Federal Cabinet granted approval on filing treason case under Article 6 of the constitution against Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) leader Mufti Kifayatullah over his anti-state remarks.
Prime Minister Imran Khan chaired the federal cabinet meeting today in Islamabad. The meeting discussed the overall economic and political situation of the country.
During the meeting, Cabinet granted approval on filing treason case under Article 6 of the constitution against (JUI-F) leader Mufti Kifayatullah over his anti-state remarks.
It may be noted that JUI (F) Leader Mufti Kifayatullah was arrested in October 2019 ahead of an Azadi March in Islamabad by Maulana Fazlur Rehman by the capital’s police for issuing provocative remarks against national institutions.
Mufti Kifayatullah was taken into custody from Islamabad’s Sector E-11 under clause 3 of the maintenance of public order (MPO) ordinance, which was later challenged in the Abbottabad high court by his lawyers on October 29.
On November 01, he was released from jail after the Abbottabad bench of the Peshawar High Court (PHC) granted bail to him.