Islamabad - A local court will take up today (Thursday) the hearing of an application seeking court’s directions for registration of second FIR (first information report) against former President Pervez Musharraf and others for launching Lal Masjid operation.

District and Sessions Judge Raja Jawad Abbas will hear the application of Jan Muhammad Qureshi, the father of Shehzad Qureshi who was killed in Lal Masjid operation in July 2007. The plaintiff had prayed to the court for registration of a second FIR of Lal Masjid operation against Musharraf and others.

Previously, an additional district and sessions judge Wajid Ali Khan had recused himself from the hearing of the application, saying that he was already hearing an application of similar nature.

In this matter, Jan Muhammad Qureshi on behalf of Shuhada Foundation of Pakistan (SFP) had moved the petition in the court under section 22-A through his counsel Malik Abdul Haq Advocate and made SHO Aabpara as respondent. He contended that a large number of innocent students including his son were killed in the operation. In this connection, the plaintiff submitted an application with the PS Aabpara but the police did not register the case.

Therefore, he prayed to the court to direct the SHO for registration of the second FIR in this matter against the people nominated in the application.

The applicant has nominated former President Pervez Musharraf, former Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz, President Pakistan Muslim League (Quaid) Chaudhary Shujat Hussain, former Chief Minister Punjab Chaudhary Pervez Elahi, former Railway Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed, former Religious Minister Ejaz-ul-Haq, former Interior Minister Aaftab Ahmed Khan Sherpao, former Information Minister Muhammad Ali Durrani, former minister Faisal Saleh Hayat, Khurshid Qasuri, former state minister Tariq Azeem, former Secretary Interior Kamal Shah, former chairman CDA Syed Kamran Lashari, former Director Crisis Management Cell Javed Iqbal Cheema, former Commissioner Islamabad Chaudhary Khalid Pervez and some other members of the federal cabinet of 2007 in his application submitted with the police station.

He requested in the application for registration of a case against these nominated people under sections of murder, attempt to murder, blasphemy of Quran and Hadith and terrorism.