PESHAWAR: One-member Peshawar Supreme Court bench on Friday granted a transit bond to a provincial minister Shahram Tarakai and former Governor Shah Farman until 25 June in cases of riots and violence reported in Islamabad after the recent Azadi Pakistani Tehreek-e-Insaf march.
Chief Justice Kaiser Rashid Khan accepts petitions of two PTI leaders on condition of provision of two guarantors of Rs 50,000 each.
bench ordered them to appear before the appropriate court in Islamabad by 25 June.
One day ago, bench provided a transit bond to the PTI chairman and former prime minister Imran Khan until June 25th.
counsel for the applicants alleged that the FIRs were registered against managers and workers of PTI, including applicants, in Islamabad on 26 of May.
They submitted that the applicants had been charged. in fabricated federal cases government.
counsel said government several fabricated cases registered against former prime minister Imran Khan and others party leaders and workers.
Cases are mostly registered on May 26 in various positions of Pakistan Penal Code including Section 353 (Assault to deter public servant of the rank of his duty), § 427 (hooliganism causing damage to currency), § 147 (punishment for riots), section 149 (each member of illegal assembly is guilty of committed offense), article 186 (obstruction public servant in dismiss of public function) and section 188 (disobedience to an order issued public servant).
The cases were reported after the Azadi march, which began on May 25 and ended on Morning of May 26, mostly charging PTI workers. of resort to violence at will of Mr Imran and others party leaders.
counsel insisted that PTI announced peaceful demonstration in Islamabad, but “imported” federal government used “unreasonable” tactics together with state machine against unarmed demonstrators across the country.
Published in Dawn, June 4, 2022