islamabad - Secretariat police are yet to make any arrest after registering a case on Thursday evening against the unknown persons for putting up the controversial banners calling for the army chief to impose martial law in the country.

The banners that sprang up overnight in major cities of the country a few days ago had pictures of COAS Gen Raheel Sharif and urged him to take control of the country. The posters begging for military coup raised eyebrows in the country with some political quarters demanding action against the perpetrators. The posters were allegedly put up by a political party ‘Move on Pakistan.’

The case has been registered at Secretariat police station under sections 124-A (sedition), 120-B (punishment of criminal conspiracy), 505-II (statements conducing to public mischief) and section 34 of the Pakistan Penal Code. However, no arrest was made till filing of this report.

When contacted, a senior official at the police station said the high-ups of the police department are personally following the case. He said the police are conducting raids on the houses of the suspects. Interestingly no one has been nominated in the FIR.

Meanwhile, a woman aged 45 was killed in a slum of sector G-7 when the roof of her house caved in. Elizabeth died on the spot while her minor granddaughter could not be found from the debris till filing of this report. Around 04:00am, the roof collapsed at Faisal Colony in Sector G/7-1 and some subjects got trapped under its debris. According to the neighbours, the double-storey house belongs to a Jameel Maseeh, whose wife Elizabeth, daughter Farah and a very young granddaughter Sial were trapped under the debris. All-out efforts were being made to recover the buried.

Furthermore, Islamabad police have arrested eight outlaws from various areas of the city and recovered stolen motorbike, 35 litres liquor and weapons from their possession, a police spokesman said yesterday.

According to details, a team of Karachi Company police nabbed Adnan Masih during patrolling and recovered five litres liquor from him. Golra police apprehended Ghulam Shabbir for having a 30-bore pistol and a 12-bore gun along with ammunition. Kohsar police nabbed Anil Masih and recovered 30 litres of liquor from him while another accused Imran was held by Secretariat police for having a wine bottle.

Shehzad Town police apprehended a bike-lifter Ammad and recovered a bike (RIO-9779) from him.

Sihala police recovered a 30-bore pistol from an accused identified as Farooq while Loi Bher police arrested Qadeer Sadiq for having a 30-bore pistol and a 12-bore gun. Cases have been registered against these nabbed persons under relevant sections and further investigation is under way.