An Islamabad court granted on Monday interim bail to senior PTI leaders in a case of vandalism during the party’s “Azadi March” on May 25.

Kohsar Police had booked 11 PTI leaders in the violence case.

The PTI leaders granted pre-arrest bail include former planning minister Asad Umar, ex-deputy speaker National Assembly Qasim Suri, Senator Faisal Javed, former interior minister Sheikh Rashid, ex-defence minister Pervez Khatak, PTI Vice-President Shah Mehmood Qureshi, Shehryar Afridi, Ali Mohammad Khan, Sheraz Basharat, Raja Khurram Nawaz and Murad Saeed.

During the hearing, the judge inquired about the investigation on the cases registered under Tarnol, Golra and I-9 police stations. The judge directed all stakeholders to become a part of the investigation.

Qasim Suri, Shehryar Afridi, Ali Mohammad Khan, Asad Umar, Faisal Javed appeared in court today.

Speaking to journalists outside the court, Umar said the party would continue to protest until the people get relief.

“The government is currently giving relief to itself and there is no doubt that the coalition government has come into power for the National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO),” he added.


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