PTI’s Asad Qaiser gets bail in May 9 riots case

In this undated photo, former National Assembly Speaker Asad Qaiser talks to the media.  - Application
In this undated photo, former National Assembly Speaker Asad Qaiser talks to the media. – Application
  • “I am in Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf. PTI is my party,” says Asad Qaiser.
  • The PTI leader in Dubai said, “People will decide who will rule where.”
  • The former NA speaker urged the PDM government to put the IMF deal before the country.

The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Monday granted interim bail till July 13 to Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader and former National Assembly Speaker Asad Qaiser in a case related to the May 9 violent protests.

Riots broke out almost across the country following the arrest of PTI chairman Imran Khan on May 9 in the 190 million pound Al-Qadir Trust case, killing at least eight people and injuring many others, costing the authorities thousands PTI had to be arrested. staff.

During the protests, miscreants attacked civilian and military installations, including the Corps Commander’s House (Jinnah House) in Lahore Cantt and the General Headquarters (GHQ) in Rawalpindi.

The Army has called May 9 a “black day” and decided to prosecute the protesters under the Army Act, with Chief of Army Staff General Asim Munir saying that the legal process in this regard has already begun.

Among others, a case was registered against the former NA speaker over the May 9-10 violent protests at Islamabad’s Sangjani police station.

On 21 June, the Peshawar High Court (PHC) granted transit bail to Qaiser till 3 July in the case.

Meanwhile, the PTI leader moved the IHC seeking interim bail in the case registered against him at the Islamabad Police Station. In his petition, Kaiser said that political cases have been filed against him with malicious intent.

“I have been named in a false case because of my political affiliation with PTI,” the petition said.

After hearing the petition, the court accepted his bail plea in the case.

Earlier, talking to a reporter on his arrival at IHC, Kaiser said, “I am in PTI. PTI is my party. The party has already reacted to Parvez Khattak’s statements.

Hitting out at the ruling coalition led by the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM), the PTI leader said the condition of the common man has worsened and they are taking decisions in Dubai.

Last week, top leaders of the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP), Asif Ali Zardari and Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari met Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) chief organizer Maryam Nawaz in Dubai as the Pakistani bigwigs discussed “important issues”. are in the gulf country to consider. “Political Affairs.

Veterans of both the PML-N and the PPP have participated in closed-door, off-camera sessions to discuss various options aimed at controlling and managing public sentiment, and ensuring the absence of any volatile void. which could potentially undermine civilian rule.

The PTI leader was of the view that the country would decide, but not the ruling coalition.

Qaiser said, “The people will decide who will rule where.” Emphasizing on the need for elections due to fear, the PTI leader said that the situation will become clear after the general elections.

He urged the government to share details of the International Monetary Fund agreement with the people, adding that Foreign Ministers Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari and Ahsan Iqbal were opposing the IMF agreement in the assembly.

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