Lahore ATC grants bail to Hassaan Niazi in terrorism case

LAHORE: The Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) Lahore on Thursday granted bail to Barrister Hassaan Khan Niazi, the nephew and focal persons on legal affairs to former Prime Minister Imran Khan.

Niazi has been accused of involvement in the Zille Shah murder case, attacking police officials, creating law and order situations, and setting state property on fire. After hearing arguments, the court approved bail plea of PTI leader.

Yesterday, a local court in Karachi acquitted Hassaan Niazi in a case for inciting people to revolt against national institutions.

The District East Police produced Niazi before judicial magistrate in Karachi (East) in a case lodged against him on the complaint of a citizen named Muhammad Iqbal in the Jamshaid Quarters police station.

It is important to mention here that Barrister Hassan, the nephew of former prime minister Imran Khan, was first arrested by Islamabad police from outside Judicial Complex, despite securing bail.

LHC orders production of Azhar Mashwani in court

Meanwhile, The Lahore High Court (LHC) ordered to produce Azhar Mashwani, the focal person on Digital Media to PTI chief Imran Khan, in the court on Thursday.

Mashwani went missing on March 23, whereas, his wife wrote a letter to the Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Justice Umar Ata Bandial to take notice.

As per details, justice Aliya Neelum heard the plea filed by Azhar Mashwani’s brother Mazharul Hassan.

The Lahore High Court also summoned record of the case registered against him.

Earlier, the Lahore High Court (LHC) was moved for the recovery of Azhar Mashwani, the focal person on Digital Media to PTI chief Imran Khan.

Azhar Siddiq’s advocate has moved the plea for the recovery of Azhar Mashwani in the high court.

The plea stated that basic human rights are being violated, six days have passed but there is no clue about Mashwani. “As per law, the suspect has to be presented before the court within 24 hours of arrest.”

The former prime minister and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan had also condemned the ‘abduction’ of the party’s social media head Mashwani, castigating Islamabad and Punjab police for ‘breaking all the laws with impunity’.




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