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Court dismisses plea for treason case against Nawaz Sharif

IANS  |  Islamabad 

The (LHC) on Thursday dismissed as "non-maintainable" a petition seeking registration of a treason case against former after his recent remarks on the 2008 terror attack that left 166 people dead.

The court asked the petitioner, Aftab Virk, to approach the relevant forum with his complaint, Dawn reported.

Earlier in an interview, Sharif said: "Militant organisations are active. Call them non-state actors, should we allow them to cross the border and kill 150 people in Explain it to me. Why can't we complete the trial?"

Virk, in his petition, alleged that Sharif's remarks on the attack amounted to treason as he had maligned national institutions as well as the country.

The court is yet to decide on the admissibility of another similar petition filed by Awami Tehreek's Khurram



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First Published: Thu, May 17 2018. 16:30 IST