Govt petitioned to initiate Article 6 proceedings against Ayaz Sadiq: Ijaz Shah

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NANKANA SAHAB: Interior Minister Ijaz Ahmed Shah on Saturday said that the federal government has received several petitions seeking charges under Article 6 of the Constitution against former National Assembly speaker Ayaz Sadiq. Article 6 defines the crime of high treason.

Addressing a ceremony in Nankana Sahab, Shah said the petitions, received in Islamabad and Lahore, have been sent for legal review.

Shah’s statement comes a day after Information Minister Shibli Faraz hinted at legal action against the PML-N leader over his controversial claims regarding the circumstances surrounding the release of Indian Air Force Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman.

“Ayaz Sadiq has passed a very wrong statement about Indian pilot Abhinandan and the army chief,” Shah said.

Slamming the opposition party, the interior minister said he dismissed the allegations leveled against the Pakistan Army “from abroad”, and swore that all this was an attempt to secure the Opposition’s looted wealth.

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