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Wednesday 31st May 2023 / 9 Shawwal 1444

Blocking Canal Road: Lahore Court grants interim bail to Fawad Chaudhry

LAHORE: A local court on Tuesday granted interim bail to senior leader of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Fawad Chaudhry in a case registered against him for blocking Canal Road for press talk on Sunday.

The Lahore Police had booked Vice-Chairman Shah Mahmood Qureshi and Senior Vice-President Fawad Chaudhry on complaint filed by Race Course Police Station Sub-inspector Mohammad Waseem under sections 147 (punishment for rioting), 149 (offence committed in prosecution of common object by members of unlawful assembly guilty), 153 (provocation with intent to cause riot if rioting), 290 (punishment for public nuisance), 291 (continuance of nuisance after injunction to discontinue), 505 (statements conducing to public mischief) and 506 (punishment for criminal intimidation) of the Pakistan Penal Code (PPC).

As per the text of the FIR, PTI leaders Qureshi and Fawad held a press conference in Zaman Park on March 5, which resulted in blockage of Canal Road. It stated that Fawad made a provocative speech and incited the public against the government and state institutions. Fawad committed an offence by obstructing transit on a main artery of the city and levelled murder plot allegations against the state institutions, the FIR read.

Commenting on the case, Fawad Chaudhry had taken to Twitter, saying that fake cases were being registered against PTI leadership under a certain agenda, aimed at strangulating politics in Pakistan and turn it into a country like North Korea and Burma.

This morning, Fawad Chaudhry approached a local court after which the court granted him interim bail till March 20, barring police from arresting him. The session court instructed Fawad Chaudhry to join investigation and submit surety bonds of Rs.50,000.

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