No relief by courts for PTI leaders

No relief by courts for PTI leaders

An anti-terrorism court has placed PTI leaders Dr. Yasmeen Rashid, Umar Sarfraz Cheema, and Khadija Shah on a five-day physical remand in terrorism cases related to the May 9 riots. This decision.

The PTI trio's police custody has been extended until September 14. These cases were presided over by Anti-Terrorism Court Judge Abhar Gul Khan during a hearing on Saturday. In the case of arson and incendiary speeches on Sherpao Bridge, Dr. Yasmeen Rashid was presented by the police in the Anti-Terrorism Court Lahore, where the court granted her a five-day physical remand.

The police's plea included new charges related to incitement to sedition, waging war, and inciting people to riot. The investigating officer requested a physical remand to investigate these fresh allegations against Dr. Yasmeen Rashid, which the Anti-Terrorism Court approved, scheduling her next appearance for September 14. Notably, a case against Dr. Yasmeen Rashid had been registered at the Sarwar Road police station.

In a separate development, the Lahore Anti-Terrorism Court sent six suspects, who were arrested in connection with arson and siege at the Shadman police station, to jail on judicial remand. Following the completion of their physical remand, these six accused were presented in court. The court, however, rejected the request for further physical remand and ordered them to be sent to jail on judicial remand. The accused in this case included Arbaaz, Abdul Hafeez, Faheem Qaiser, Tahir Khan Muhammad Gul, and Ghulam Abbas.

Additionally, the police presented Khadija Shah, daughter of former finance minister Salman Shah, and former Punjab governor Umar Sarfraz Cheema in the case of arson attack on Askari Tower in Lahore. The police argued that Khadija Shah should be investigated under the new provisions, requesting the court to grant her physical remand.

The court approved the police's request and extended the physical remand of Ms. Shah and Umar Cheema until September 14. Terrorism cases have been registered against Khadija Shah and Umar Sarfraz Cheema at the Gulberg police station.