Seeking response from the Punjab government on the bail application of the women accused in the May 9 incidents
Former Punjab Governor Umar Sarfraz Cheema approached the Anti-Terrorism Court for bail in the Jinnah House attack case.
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leader Umar Sarfraz Cheema filed a bail application in the Anti-Terrorism Court through his lawyer Rana Mudassar.
Anti-Terrorism Court Judge Ijaz Ahmad Butar issued notices to the prosecution for tomorrow on the bail application.
In the bail application, it was argued that the former governor of Punjab has nothing to do with the attack on Jinnah House, the investigation against him has been completed and keeping him in jail without warrant is tantamount to punishment.
The lawyer requested the court to order Umar Sarfraz Cheema to be released on bail.
A case has been registered against Umar Sarfraz Cheema by Sarwar Road Police and he is in jail on judicial remand.
May 9 Events: Seeking response from the Punjab government on the bail application of the women accused
On the other hand, the Lahore High Court has sought a response from the Punjab government on the bail application of the women accused in the May 9 incidents, while the applications of the male accused have been postponed indefinitely.
A 2-member bench headed by Justice Sultan Tanveer of Lahore High Court heard the bail application of 70 accused arrested in May 9 incidents.
The court was told that several bail applications have been filed, on which the court directed to consolidate all the bail applications and issued a notice to the Punjab government and other parties on the bail application of the arrested women and sought their response on August 21.
The court adjourned the hearing of the bail application of all the arrested male accused for an indefinite period.
Barrister Amir Khosa, Rabia Bajwa and other lawyers appeared on behalf of Khadija Shah and other accused.
It has been stated in the bail applications that the accused are not related to any arson attack, have been imprisoned for more than 3 months, orders should be issued to release them on bail.
Gujarat Corruption Case: Decision reserved on physical remand of 4 accused
On the other hand, the accountability court reserved the verdict on the physical remand of 4 accused in the corruption case in 200 development projects in Gujarat.
Judge Zubair Shahzad Kayani of the Accountability Court heard the corruption case of 1 billion 52 crore rupees in 200 development projects in Gujarat.
NAB officials presented the arrested accused Sohail Asghar Awan, Khalid Mahmood Chhata, Naeem Ahmed Chhata, Ashfaq Ahmed.
The NAB prosecutor requested for further physical remand of the accused and said that Sohail Asghar Awan used to deliver kickbacks and bribe money from officials to Munis Elahi and Parvez Elahi in the development projects of Gujarat. Co-accused, the physical remand of the accused should be given to know the evidence of the case.
After the arguments were completed, the court reserved its decision on the physical remand of the four accused, including Secretary of Mons Elahi Sohail Asghar Awan.
It should be noted that the accused are accused of receiving alleged kickbacks in government contracts.