Imaan Mazari, Ali Wazir granted post-arrest bail

ISLAMABAD: An Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) in Islamabad granted post-arrest bail to human rights lawyer Imaan Mazari and PTM leader and former MNA Ali Wazir in a sedition case. 

Wazir was arrested on August 19, while Imaan was picked up from her home during the early hours of August 20.

First information reports (FIR) were registered against the two at Islamabad’s Tarnol police station and Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) police station.

ATC Judge Abu Al-Hasanat Zulqarnain granted bail to them today.

During the proceedings, the court read out the script of a speech given by Imaan Mazari at a rally, which was a key point of contention in the case.

Meanwhile, the prosecution opposed it, highlighting that the report of the USB (Universal Serial Bus) containing the speech had not yet been received, and forensic examination of the speech needed to be conducted.

Imaan’s lawyer Janjua said her client “should be released today”. Wazir was also granted bail but will be produced before another Islamabad court in a separate case related to the rally, she said.

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