Quetta police take Imran Khan’s nephew Hassan Niazi into custody


ISLAMABAD – A local court in the federal capital handed over Barrister Hassan Khan Niazi, the nephew of PTI chairman Imran Khan to Quetta police on one-day transit remand.

The police team from the country’s southwestern region got custody of Hassan Niazi from outside the Judicial Complex in Islamabad and left for Balochistan.

Hassan Niazi, a prominent lawyer, and PTI’s front runner was held in G-11 near the Judicial Complex over attacks on police and causing mayhem with PTI workers.

Earlier today, Quetta police arrived at the district and sessions court to arrest Hassan Niazi, who was later produced in court on summon issued by judicial magistrate Abbas Shah. Later, police urged for one-day transit remand from the court, which was granted.

Meanwhile, the sessions court ordered the Investigation Officer to produce PTI activists to the relevant court on March 25 (Saturday).

The development comes days after the sessions court in the capital sent Hassan to jail on a judicial remand in a case related to a violent faceoff between Islamabad police and the Imran Khan-led party outside the Federal Judicial Complex during the court appearance of the former premier.

On the other hand, Imran Khan and his party leaders have condemned Hassan’s arrest claiming that he had been abducted despite getting bail in multiple cases.