ATC extends Hassaan Niazi’s pre-arrest bail


An Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) in Lahore on Wednesday extended the pre-arrest bail of Barrister Hassaan Niazi, the nephew of Prime Minister Imran Khan, and 10 other lawyers till Jan 20 in Punjab Institute of Cardiology (PIC) attack case.
During the hearing, the investigation officer failed to produce a photographic test report before ATC judge Arshad Hussain Bhutta. Subsequently, the court extended the interim bail granted to Niazi and other suspects.
In the previous hearing, the judge had extended Niazi’s bail until Jan 15 and had directed all the accused to appear before the investigation officer for their photographic test.
The investigation officer told the court that a forensic lab has been provided with video clips and images of the lawyers’ hooliganism outside the PIC for the test.
Two FIRs were lodged against 250 lawyers after they stormed the state-run cardiac hospital, damaged public property and beat government employees. Police framed terrorism, murder and street crime charges in the cases lodged on the complaint of the PIC chief executive and the Shadman SHO.