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ATC extends interim bail of PM’s nephew, others in PIC attack case

LAHORE: An anti-terrorism court (ATC) on Monday extended interim bail of Barrister Hassaan Niazi, nephew of Prime Minister Imran Khan, and nine other lawyers in the Pakistan Institute of Cardiology (PIC) attack case.

The judge extended their bail until Jan 15 and directed all the accused to appear before the investigation officer for their photographic test.

The investigation officer told the court that a forensic lab has been provided with video clips and images of the lawyers’ hooliganism outside the PIC for the test.

At a previous hearing on Jan 2, the court had granted interim bail to Niazi. It had also approved bail of nine other lawyers until Jan 6.

At the outset of the hearing, Niazi drew the court’s ire for turning up late in the hearing.

A group of more than 200 lawyers, who had an ongoing tussle with the doctors of the PIC, had stormed the hospital, vandalised property and damaged dozens of vehicles. They also set ablaze a police van during their assault. At least 52 lawyers were arrested after the attack and presented before the court.

Two FIRs were registered against over 250 lawyers who attacked Punjab Institute of Cardiology (PIC) in Lahore.

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