Friday, July 1, 2022

Fight in Punjab Assembly: Arrest warrants issued for 19 MPAs

A local court in Lahore has issued arrest warrants that cannot be released on bail against 19 members of the Provincial Assembly (MPAs) in connection with a case that is related to the scuffle that occurred in the Punjab Assembly.

In the commotion case involving the Punjab Assembly, the judicial magistrate Qasim Rasool issued arrest warrants for 19 MPAs that cannot be released on bail.

Warrants of arrest have been issued for the following individuals: Sibtain Khan, Mahmoodur Rasheed, Aslam Iqbal, Raja Basharat, Murad Raas, Fayyaz Chohan, Dr. Yasmin Rashid, Sadia Sohail, Sania Kamran, Abida Raja, Momina Waheed, Shahida Ahmed, Seemabia Tahir, Zainab Umar, Zaheeruddin, She

Earlier in the day, an Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) in Lahore issued non-bailable arrest warrants for 17 Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leaders, including Shafqat Mahmood, Yasmin Rashid, former federal ministers Hammad Azhar, and others, for allegedly causing damage to state property during the party’s long march in Islamabad on May 25.

Other PTI figures, including former provincial minister Murad Raas, Mehmood ur Rasheed, Mian Aslam Iqbal, Jamsheed Chemma, Zubair Niazi, and Aijaz Chaudhry, are among those for whom arrest warrants have been issued.

The Shahdra and Gulberg police asked for the warrants to be issued, and they were granted.

After the police went to the ATC and asked for authorization to arrest PTI activists, Judge Abhar Gul Khan of the ATC issued arrest warrants for the PTI leaders who were in charge of the organization.

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Later on, the Anti-Terrorism Court in Lahore granted the interim bail petitions of 13 Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leaders. Among those leaders were former federal ministers Hammad Azhar and Shafqat Mahmood. Their cases involved allegedly damaging state property and violating Section 144 during the PTI’s long march in Islamabad on May 25.

Today, all of the PTI leaders who are defendants in the cases applied to the court for temporary release on bail. The court granted their petitions, and the arrest warrants issued against them have been delayed until June 17th.

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