Gulalai Ismail’s father gets bail

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Staff Reporter

Peshawar

The Peshawar High Court (PHC) on Monday granted conditional bail to rights activist Gulalai Ismail’s father, Professor Muhammad Ismail. A single-member bench of the high court, comprising Justice Qaiser Rasheed, instructed Prof Ismail to “be careful” in the future while asking him to submit a surety of Rs100,000 as well as personal guarantees from two individuals. The professor had been sent on judicial remand on October 25, a day after his daughter alleged that he had been picked up from outside the PHC by “men wearing Malitia (sic) dress”. Following the initial 14-day remand, his judicial custody had been extended further. A case is registered against Prof Ismail at the Federal Investigation Agency’s Cyber Crime Circle in Peshawar under Sections 10 and 11 of the Pakistan Electronic Crimes Act (Peca) 2016, read with Section 109 of the Pakistan Penal Code.

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