Six Leaders of Pakistani Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) applied to Islamabad district and sits in court on from Wednesday to acquire temporary bond in case registered against violation of article 144 by holding a rally in federal capital on August 20th.
Saifullah Niyazi, Ali Awan, Raja Khurram, Faisal Javed, Sadakat Abbasi and Shahzad Wasim applied for bail after the case was registered against they and 19 other PTI executives in Abpara police station. party leaders took part in rally held to protest PTI leader Shahbaz Gill arrest and “torture in detention”.
According to lawyers for PTI leaders, the case against them “unfounded”, adding that the rally was peaceful and the deeds were an “attempt to suppress” the leaders.
They argued that the provisions under which the leaders were charged were “subject to bail” and asked for bail.
Extra sessions referee Faizan Haider Gilani will soon hear bail application of accused.
“Section 144 Violation”
Islamabad police filed a case against PTI head Imran Khan and others party leaders for Section 144 violation during their rally in Islamabad.
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According to first information report (FIR) filed by Assistant Sub Inspector (ASI) Muhammad Anwar, Federal Metropolitan Police made announcements through the loudspeakers that article 144 was introduced in in city however, the rally continued.
The complaint stated that over 1,000 PTI supporters gathered at the Zero Point Interchange in Islamabad.”on orders of Imran Khan” and carried party accessories, including flags.
“They chanted slogans for Gill’s release,” ASI said, adding that PTI supporters “frightened and threatened” residents by blocking the road.
“Rally participants” using loudspeakers chanted anti-government slogans,” he said.
He also claimed that the rally disrupted the daily activities of citizens and commuters.