LHC approves protective bail of Shahbaz Gill

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Amraiz Khan

The Lahore High Court (LHC) has approved the protective bail of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Dr Shahbaz Gill.

The LHC approved protective bail of Dr Shahbaz Gill till January 24 besides ordering the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) to provide copies of all cases against the PTI leader.

The LHC’s Justice Tariq Saleem Sheikh heard the bail plea of Dr Gill. The PTI leader appeared in the hearing in a wheelchair.

The lawyer stated that a new case was registered against Gill by the FIA. He said that Gill is likely to be arrested again in the new case; on the other hand, the agency was not providing the details of the cases.

Shahbaz Gill through his counsel sought protective bail from the high court.

The deputy attorney general apprised the LHC that a new case was registered against the PTI leader; however, he was unaware of the First Information Report’s (FIR) number.

After listening to the arguments, Justice Tariq Saleem Sheikh approved the protective bail of Gill till January 24 and ordered him to submit surety bonds worth Rs50,000.

The court ordered the agency to provide copies of the cases against Gill and adjourned the hearing.