ISLAMABAD: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari’s spokesman Senator Mustafa Nawaz Khokhar managed to obtain pre-arrest bail from a local court on Saturday despite the police’s efforts to thwart the move.
Prior to Khokhar’s appearance in court, roads leading to the court were blocked by police who made every attempt to arrest him.
Khokhar has been accused of creating obstacles in the way of PPP Co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari’s arrest on June 10 in the fake accounts case. A first information report (FIR) was registered against Khokhar that day at the Margalla police station and was sealed.
“A false and baseless FIR was registered at the behest of the government,” said Khokhar whilst speaking to media after obtaining bail.
“Such machinations cannot detract us from our struggle against the government,” he added.
He said that the Imran Khan government had been “blinded by revenge and had crossed all limits whilst pursuing it”.
This was not the first instance this year that a case was registered against the PPP spokesperson.
In March, Khokhar and PPP Islamabad chapter President Raja Shakeel were booked for rioting and attacking police officials during Bilawal and Zardari’s appearance before NAB Rawalpindi.
Khokhar was seen in one widely circulated video accosting a policeman and roughing him up before his supporters led him away.
A sessions court in Islamabad had granted him pre-arrest interim bail following which Khokhar issued a statement saying that the cases registered against him and other party workers “were like medals”.