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Madinah incident: MNA Rashid Shafique granted bail

Sheikh Rashid Shafique is the nephew of former federal minister Shaikh Rasheed Ahmed. Source: FILE.

ATTOCK: A judicial magistrate n Monday granted bail to Sheikh Rashid Shafique, nephew of Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed, in the case registered over allegedly violating the sanctity of Masjid-e-Nabvi (PBUH).

Rashid Shafiq was arrested at the Islamabad International Airport upon his arrival from Saudi Arabia on May 1 after a case was registered after sloganeering and heckling the official delegation of Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif.

Judicial Magistrate Muhammad Arif announced the reserved verdict and granted bail to Sheikh Rashid Shafique after hearing arguments.

During the last hearing, he was sent to jail after being remanded in police custody for another two days. Sheikh Rashid Shafique was presented before the duty judge where police sought his physical remand for seven days to probe his alleged involvement in the incident.

He was nominated in a case filed against PTI leaders in Faisalabad. On the night following incident, MNA Shafique had posted a video from his cell phone, supporting the incident.

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