QUETTA :- Hassaan Khan Niazi, the PTI focal point and nephew of PTI leader Imran Khan, was granted bail by a court in the Balochistan capital in a case involving public incitement.
As Mr. Niazi was brought before the judicial magistrate in the midst of heavy security, the bail was issued against surety bonds of Rs100,000. At the hearing, journalists Hafeezullah Niazi and members of the Insaf Lawyers Forum were present in the courtroom.
A police request for a five-day physical detention of the political figurehead was denied by the court.
A district and sessions court in the federal capital has also authorised Mr. Niazi’s release on bail in exchange for surety bonds of Rs30,000. The petition’s decision was given by duty judge Ihtisham Alam Khan.
A complaint was filed against Mr. Niazi at the Airport police station for allegedly inciting people to stage demonstrations in the city, and the Quetta police later seized custody of him from the Islamabad police. According to the police, numerous PTI employees were detained in connection with demonstrations earlier this month. They further said that during questioning, the detained suspects identified Hassaan Niazi.
A district court had authorised the PTI leader’s one-day transit remand to the Quetta police the day before. The court granted the police’s motion for the transit remand to bring him before the Quetta judicial magistrate.
On March 25, Niazi was to be brought before the court by the investigating officer, per an order from Judicial Magistrate Mureed Abbas.
Hassaan Niazi was placed in prison on a 14-day judicial remand on Thursday after a district and sessions court denied his request for an extension of his physical detention due to his involvement in state matters.
After serving a five-day physical remand, Mr. Niazi was brought before Magistrate Mureed Abbas, and the investigating officer begged the court to prolong the detention since his accomplice had been located but the firearm and car had not. The court, however, turned down the argument.