PESHAWAR: Chief Minister Pervez Khattak has decided to register an FIR against the federal interior minister, commandant Frontier Constabulary (FC) and Punjab’s inspector general of police for torturing Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf workers during the party’s march on Islamabad.

Spokesperson for the provincial government, Mushtaq Ahmed Ghani, told  that the chief minister had decided to register an FIR against Federal Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan, Punjab IG Mushtaq Sukhera and Commandant FC Liaquat Ali Khan who were responsible for torturing the PTI workers.

Earlier on Oct 31, thousands of PTI workers, led by Chief Minister Pervez Khattak, clashed with police after they were tear-gassed following their attempts to break through the barricades, first at the Hazro area on the border of Punjab and KP and later at the Burhan Interchange on the Peshawar-Islamabad Motorway.

Mr Ghani said that they had ordered gassing and torture of unarmed PTI workers and used rubber bullets against them. He said that there was no law and order situation in the wake of PTI march on Islamabad and these people, including Mr Nisar,ordered torture of their workers and KP chief minister.

He questioned that under what law the orders for torturing the peaceful PTI workers was given. He said that the FIR would likely be registered in the police station in Punjab in whose jurisdiction the torture had taken place. However, he said that they were consulting with their lawyers in this regard.