Quetta court grants bail to Hassaan


A sessions court in Quetta on Saturday approved the bail of Hassaan Niazi, the nephew of PTI Chairman Imran Khan, in a case related to misbehaving with police officials.

Niazi was arrested earlier this week in Islamabad on charges of intimidating and obstructing police officers from discharging their duties. He was later handed over to Quetta police on one-day transitory remand after a case was filed against him at Airport Police Station. The Quetta police registered an FIR against PTI leaders including Niazi under sections 109 (abetment), 147 (rioting), 149 (unlawful assembly), 153 (inciting to riot) and 347 (wrongful restraint) of the Pakistan Penal Code.

Niazi was presented before Magistrate Jamil Ahmed by the police. At the start of the hearing, Niazi recorded his testimony before the court, saying: “My fault is that I am Imran Khan’s legal adviser and I work with him, that is why I am being targeted.”
Subsequently, the judge approved Niazi’s bail against a surety bond of Rs 100,000. The court also rejected the police’s request for a five-day physical remand.

Meanwhile, a court in Islamabad on Saturday also approved bail to Hassaan Niazi.
The court ordered Hassaan Niazi to deposit Rs30,000 surety bond. Duty judge Ihtesham Alam pronounced the verdict on the bail application which he reserved earlier in the day.