Sedition case registered against Shireen Mazari's daughter, Imaan Zainab Mazari

Sources say FIR registered against Mazari, MNA Mohsin Dawar, and Baloch students at Kohsar Police Station, Islamabad

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Ayaz Akbar Yousafzai
Federal Minister for Human Rights Shireen Mazari (L) and her daughter Imaan Zainab Mazari, who is a lawyer and human rights activist — Twitter
Federal Minister for Human Rights Shireen Mazari (L) and her daughter Imaan Zainab Mazari, who is a lawyer and human rights activist — Twitter

  • Imaan Mazari and MNA Mohsin Dawar had joined Baloch students' protest outside the National Press Club in Islamabad.
  • Sources say to disperse them, Islamabad police had baton-charged the protesters. 
  • Sources say FIR registered against suspects at Kohsar Police Station in Islamabad.


ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad police on Thursday registered a case of sedition against human rights activist and lawyer Imaan Zainab Mazari — the daughter of the Federal Minister for Human Rights Shireen Mazari — after she took part in Baloch students' protest outside the National Press Club on March 1.

According to sources, hundreds of Baloch students had staged a sit-in outside the press club. Imaan Mazari and Member of National Assembly Mohsin Dawar had also joined the sit-in. 

Sources said that in a bid to disperse them, the Islamabad police had baton-charged the protesters. 

Islamabad police told the sources that a case of sedition was registered against Mazari, Dawar, and hundreds of Baloch students for "rebellion, rioting, and raising of anti-state slogans."

A first information report (FIR) has been registered against the suspects at the Kohsar Police Station in Islamabad, sources said.