ATC sends PTI’s Hassaan to jail on judicial remand


Sedition case filed in Karachi

A Lahore Anti-Terrorism Court on Monday sent PTI Chairman Imran Khan’s nephew Hassaan Niazi to jail on a 14-day judicial remand in the Zille Shah murder case and also approved his two-day transit remand to transfer him to Karachi in another case.

On March 26, the Punjab police had transferred Niazi from Quetta to Lahore in connection with a case registered against him at Lahore’s Racecourse police station.

He was brought to Quetta from Islamabad on Saturday morning and despite being granted interim bail in the Quetta case, Niazi remained imprisoned for the day.

The PTI leader was presented in ATC Judge Abher Gul Khan’s court Monday amid tight security. During the hearing, the investigation officer requested the judge to grant a physical remand, saying that a photogrammetric test had to be carried out apart from the recovery of Niazi’s laptop and mobile phone.

The judge approved a two-week judicial remand but rejected the police’s request for a physical remand.

On the other hand, Jamshed Quarters police in Karachi registered a fresh case against Niazi over charges of threatening heads of institutions in “code words”, it emerged on Monday.

According to the FIR, the complainant, Mohammed Iqbal said that he was a businessman and a resident of Mohammed Colony in Lasbella Karachi.