The Senior Vice President of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), Sher Afzal Marwat, finds himself embroiled in legal troubles as he and 104 other party workers have been booked for allegedly violating Section 144 in Mardan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The Mardan police have nominated Marwat and others in a First Information Report (FIR) for their purported breach of Section 144, a legal provision imposed to maintain public order. The FIR, filed by the Station House Officer (SHO) of Police Station Jabbar, includes sections related to road closures and the disruption of the ongoing polio campaign. This development marks a notable setback for the PTI and raises questions about the circumstances surrounding the alleged violations.
Simultaneously, Sher Afzal Marwat faces another legal challenge, having been booked alongside 21 PTI workers for organizing a workers’ convention in Swabi. The Swabi police have registered a case against Marwat and others, citing a violation of Section 144, which restricts public gatherings for the preservation of law and order.
This unexpected legal entanglement of a senior PTI figure adds a layer of complexity to the political landscape, prompting scrutiny of the circumstances leading to the alleged violations. As the PTI grapples with these legal challenges, the party’s response and Marwat’s stance will undoubtedly shape the narrative around these incidents.