Court grants bail to PTI leaders in vandalism case

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad session court has granted bail to several Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leaders in long march vandalism case.

According to details, Sheikh Rashid, Asad Umar, Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Sheharyar Afridi, Qasim Suri and several other PTI leaders were granted bail.

However, the court directed the party leaders to become part of investigation against them that is being held at three different police stations.

Earlier, the anti-terrorism court (ATC) in Lahore had issued non-bailable arrest warrants for the former ruling party’s leaders at the request of Shahdara police station under charges of damaging public property, torturing police officials, and creating chaos during the party’s long march to Islamabad on May 25.

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Islamabad Police registered 16 cases against PTI Chairman Imran Khan and other senior leaders, including Shah Mahmood Qureshi and Asad Umar, following the riots in the federal capital during the long march.

PTI leaders Shireen Mazari, Zartaj Gul, Ali Amin Gandapur, and Raja Khurram Nawaz have also been booked for blocking roads, disrupting state affairs, attacking the police personnel, and damaging the property.

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