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Khadija Shah, Yasmin Rashid, others sent to jail on judicial remand

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  • Police produce Khadija Shah, Sanam Javed, others before court.
  • Police request further physical remand of female detainees.
  • ATC also extend the judicial remand of Dr Yasmin Rashid.

LAHORE: An anti-terrorism court (ATC) in Lahore sent 13 female detainees accused in the Jinnah House attack on May 9, including Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) supporter and prime suspect Khadija Shah, to jail for a 14-day judicial remand.

The development came after a hearing of the case by Judge Abhar Gul Khan at the ATC.

Thirteen women, which the police produced before the court, include Shah, Sanam Javed and others, seeking an extension in their remand from the court. The police said it has to recover petrol bombs and stolen goods from the accused.

The court, however, refused to grant further physical remand and ordered that the women be sent to jail in judicial custody.

On the other hand, the ATC extended the judicial remand of PTI Central Punjab President Dr Yasmin Rashid in a case registered against her for making speeches to incite violence.

Meanwhile, the judicial remand of the former governor Punjab Umar Sarfraz Cheema in the Askari Tower case was also extended.

A day earlier, Shah — who is a Pakistani-origin US citizen — was granted consular access by the Punjab Home Department. Sources said the department’s decision came after it received instructions from the interior ministry after the US made a formal request.

Washington has been following the case of Shah and urges the foreign governments to allow and follow consular notifications for procedures when American citizens are detained, State Department spokesperson Vedant Patel said during a presser.

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No “major breakthrough” in the opposition-led JUI-F and PTI meeting

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Maulana Fazalur Rehman stated that mending rifts in relationships and getting rid of resentment in an interview with the media in Islamabad with a team from the Tehreek-e-Tahafuz-e-Ayeen-e-Pakistan that paid him a visit.

While no significant progress was made at the meeting, all sides decided to keep in touch in order to plan for the future.

“A positive message,” according to the JUI-F chief, was received with open arms by the delegation. Taking a “united” stance on national issues was the primary goal of the meeting, he said.

Democracy is losing its appeal, and Pakistan’s parliament and constitution are losing their respect. In parliament, Maulana Fazalur Rehman continued, “we should have a single voice.”

Remarking on the event, National Assembly Opposition Leader Omar Ayub thanked the JUI-F leader for ‘warmly’ receiving the group.

We had a fruitful discussion in the meeting, he declared, urging the opposition parties to work with the PTI to “protect” the constitution.

Constitutional violations and a lack of a rule of law are the claims made by Omar Ayub. According to him, there was “no reason” why the police searched the PTI’s Islamabad central secretariat office.

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In the instance of illegal recruitment, Pervaiz Elahi is granted bail.

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The earlier-reserved court ruling was delivered by LHC Judge Sultan Tanveer Ahmad on Tuesday.

LHC had filed a post-arrest bail motion, according to the former chief minister.

On October 25, 2023, Pervaiz was taken into custody by the Anti-Corruption Establishment (ACE).

From June 1 to September 18, Elahi has been arrested in a number of crimes; the most recent one was reported by the Punjab ACE on September 18.

More: Pervaiz Elahi’s condition “deteriorated” in Adiala jail; he was hurried to PIMS.

In the Punjab Assembly, Elahi illegally hired 12 people for grade 17 positions, according to information provided by an ACE representative.

In the provincial assembly, the candidates were chosen through record-altering.

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The bail petition of Parvez Elahi in the Jinnah House attack case has been rejected by the ATC.

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A bail application filed by Chaudhry Parvez Elahi, a leader of the Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf (PTI) party, in the Jinnah House attack case has been rejected by an Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) on the grounds of prematurity.

ATC Judge Arshad Javed announced the decision during today’s hearing.

The counsel representing Parvez Elahi contended that there was a significant likelihood of his client being arrested in relation to the Jinnah House attack case. It was stated that the ex-Chief Minister had previously been held in custody on judicial remand in other cases.

The petitioner requested the court to authorise the release of Parvez Elahi on bail in the Jinnah House attack case.

Nevertheless, the prosecution argued that the bail petition did not meet the necessary legal criteria, emphasising that Parvez Elahi had not been apprehended in connection with the case.

Considering these considerations, the court rejected Parvez Elahi’s request for release, stating that it was premature since he had not been arrested in the Jinnah House attack case.

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