PM Khan’s nephew Hasan Niazi granted bail by Anti Terrorism Court in PIC attack case
LAHORE – PM Khan’s nephew Hasan Niazi granted bail by Anti Terrorism Court in PIC attack case.
An anti-terrorism court (ATC) in Lahore granted interim bail to Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan’s nephew Barrister Hassan Niazi in the Punjab Institute of Cardiology (PIC) attack case.
Hassan Niazi along with his lawyer appeared before the ATC where he was granted pre-arrest bail on the provision of two sureties of Rs0.1 million each.
He had been absconding since the PIC attack and the police had conducted several raids to arrest him. Hassaan denied having anything to do with the attack in court.
He said he wants to be included in the investigation to prove his innocence but the police are looking to arrest him.
He claimed the allegations against him were false. The court summoned records in the case by December 24.
A group of more than 200 lawyers, who had an ongoing ‘tussle’ with the doctors of the PIC, had stormed the hospital last week, vandalised property and damaged dozens of vehicles. They also set ablaze a police van during their assault. At least 52 lawyers were arrested after the attack and presented before the court.
Two FIRs were registered against over 250 lawyers who attacked Punjab Institute of Cardiology (PIC) in Lahore.