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ATC extends interim bail of Hassan Niazi, 9 others in PIC attack case

Arhama AltafWeb Editor

06th Jan, 2020. 11:11 am
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An anti-terrorism court (ATC) in Lahore extends interim bail of Hassan Niazi, nephew of Prime Minister Imran Khan in the Pakistan Institute of Cardiology (PIC) attack case.

Interim bail of Hassan Niazi and nine others extended in PIC attack case.

The judge extended their bail till January 15.

He directed all the accused to appear before the investigation officer for their photographic test.

The investigation officer told that a forensic lab has been provided with video clips and images of the lawyer’s hooliganism outside the PIC.

At a previous hearing on Jan 2, the court had granted fresh interim bail to Barrister Hassan Niazi in the PIC attack case.

It had also approved bail of nine other lawyers until Jan 6.

At the hearing, Hassan Niazi came in for flak for turning up late before the court.

The judge got irked by Hassan Niazi’s late appearance and cancelled bail as he showed up late despite being a lawyer

Niazi offered his unconditional apology over his act and filed an application seeking bail in the case afresh.

Earlier, Barrister Hassaan Niazi said he is ashamed of his actions and no one is above the law.

He was addressing the press conference in Lahore.

It was his first appearance after anti terrorism court granted him interim bail in Punjab Institute of Cardiology Attack case.

Hassaan Niazi said, being the nephew of Prime Minister Imran Khan is his crime.

Barrister said this was an attempt to destroy his career. And on one occasion he also broke into tears.

He then said that it was the responsibility of the media to show the whole picture.

Barrister Hassaan Niazi admonished the media for not showing the full footage of his actions there.

He stated that he is ashamed of his actions and that no one is above the law.

PIC attack Case History:

December 11 marked as on of the darkest days in history when lawyers lashed PIC, as a result seven heart patients died due to chaos.

Paramedical staff ran for safety while leaving them unattended at the ICU as scores of people donning black suits, wearing neckties stormed the province’s largest cardiac facility.

Police registered two cases on a range of charges, including terrorism and murder, against more than 250 lawyers who ran riot.

Saqib Shafi Sheikh filed first FIR on behalf of the PIC with Shadman police station, he nominated 21 lawyers including Lahore Bar Association (LBA) General Secretary Malik Maqsood Khokhar, Vice President Ijaz Basra and LBA presidential hopeful Rana Intiza.

The case registered under Section 7 of the Anti-Terrorism Act (ATA) Sections 322, 452, 353,186, 354, 148, 337-H (2), 395 of Pakistan Penal Code (PPC).

Later in the day, at least 52 lawyers detained during rioting .

Prime Minister Imran Khan has already ordered an inquiry.

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