ATC orders Shah Mehmood Qureshi, Asad Umar to join investigation of May 9 incidents

LAHORE: An anti-terrorism court (ATC) Lahore issued an order on Friday, instructing PTI leaders Shah Mahmood Qureshi and Asad Umar to participate in the investigation regarding the violent incidents that occurred on May 9.

ATC Judge Ijaz Ahmed heard the interim bail application of both Qureshi and Umar related to the May 9 incidents in which both persons appeared before the court.

SMQ, who is the PTI’s vice chairman, has already filed applications for interim bails after the issuance of non-bailable arrest warrants in three cases.

The court extended the interim bails of both PTI leaders in connection with the May 9 incidents till July 21 and ordered them to be the part of investigations.

Talking to reporters outside the court, Qureshi said that he had several meetings with the PTI chirman so avoid listening rumors [of any differences].

He said the PTI chief would meet the IMF delegation today and present his stance on [Pakistan-IMF relations, adding he [Qureshi] would also be present.


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