Sentence is better than cumbersome court proceedings, says Sheikh RashidBreaking

May 15, 2024

Expressing his dismay at the lengthy legal proceedings against him, former federal minister and Awami Muslim League head Sheikh Rashid Ahmed has asked authorities to award sentence him. “I am tired of these cases, it is better to sentence me,” he told media outside the anti-terrorism court here on Wednesday. Rashid said he had to appear before courts in three cases today. “They [a possible reference to police] raid our houses and whisk away our children, but get thrashing by transpersons. Please save us from this day-to-day harassment,” he added. He said he had predicted turmoil in politics before June 30. The masses would do what they did in Azad Kashmir the other day, he added. He suggested a judicial commission be formed on the May 9 incidents and “do whatever you want to do.”

“We have been facing cases for two years. Justice is being denied in this country; it is being mocked.” Talking about the PTI founder, he said he respected him; he is not a part of the PTI. Rashid said besides Allah, he pinned hopes on the judiciary [to get justice]. About inflation, he said the masses were in a fix; to pay house rent, or electricity bill or child's fee. The people will come out against inflation like they did in Bhera, Rawalakot and Azad Kashmir. THE COURT PROCEEDINGS Earlier, Rashid, his nephew Sheikh Rashid Shafiq, Zartaj Gul and Seemabiya Tahir appeared before Anti-Terrorism Court Judge Malik Ijaz Asif in the May 9 cases. His counsel filed a petition for acquittal in all the cases. The judge adjourned his petition till May 29. The next hearing of the case will be held in Adiala Jail.

Credit: Independent News Pakistan