Ali Zaidi, around 200 party men booked on terror, rioting charges.

KARACHI -- Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf leader Ali Zaidi along with 150-200 party workers and supporters was booked on the charges of terrorism, rioting, attempt to murder, stealing laptops, criminal intimidation etc at the SITE-A police station on Thursday.

The complainant, Kashif Mobin, the district manager of Peoples Service Centre functioning at the Keamari deputy commissioner's office, stated in the FIR that the suspects carried out an 'armed attack' on the Keamari DC/DRO office while the process of recounting of votes and consolidation of results of the [Jan 15] LG polls was under way.

He said he was present at his office for public dealing when at around 5pm the PTI workers led by Ali Zaidi, Bilal Ghaffar, Attaullah, Saeed Afridi, Shabbir Qureshi, Haider Khalil, Hazrat Khalil, Ismail Khalil, Burhan, Tariq Khan, Meraj, Koman Khan, Qadir Pathan, Idris Afridi, Fayaz Yusufzai, Chaudhry Zubair, Qaiser Awan and Dawa Khan carried out the attack.

According to the FIR, the suspects started beating up the people present there and also opened fire with the intention of murder. Ghafoor Khan, Hayat Panchhi and Lal Khan were wounded, he added.

The PTI workers pelted the offices with heavy stones and while forcibly entering the offices, they damaged furniture, doors, windows and other goods. They also took away laptops and other stuff from the DC office. They escaped after ransacking the DC office, claimed the complainant.

The FIR has been registered under sections 147 (punishment for rioting), 148 (rioting, armed with deadly weapon), 149 (every member of unlawful assembly guilty of offence committed in prosecution of common object), 324 (attempt to commit qatl-i-amd), 506-B (punishment for criminal intimidation), 427 (mischief causing damage to the amount of fifty rupees), 380 (theft in dwelling house, etc), 186 (obstructing public servant in discharge of public functions) and 7-ATA (anti-terrorism act of 1997). SITE-A SHO Zulfiqar Ali Bajwa told Dawn that so far, no one had been arrested.

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