The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Thursday granted bail to Awami Muslim League (AML) leader Sheikh Rashid within the case concerning his allegations against Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) co-chair Asif Ali Zardari for plotting to assassinate Imran Khan.
Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kayani presided over the hearing of Rashid’s post-arrest bail plea and announced the reserved verdict, and issued an order for the previous indoors minister to deposit surety bonds of Rs50,000.
Rashid’s attorney Salman Akram Raja, Islamabad Advocate General Jahangir Khan Jadoon and Abpara SHO appeared within the courtroom.
When the court docket inquired approximately what has been alleged, the AML chief’s lawyer said that a case changed into registered on the premise of a announcement made by means of Rashid, which was broadcasted on a information channel.
Reading out the FIR, the legal professional informed the courtroom that the case was registered in opposition to the senior flesh presser within the Abpara Police Station and that the ex-minister is currently in jail on judicial remand.The court docket then requested what data changed into found in the course of the research. The Islamabad recommend popular stated that Rashid has not denied his statement and that he is still repeating it.
“He has been a member of the National Assembly eight times. Such statements cannot be predicted from him,” he stated.
The advocate wellknown argued that on one hand, Sheikh Rashid is claiming to be a senior flesh presser and on the alternative, he is elevating homicide plot allegations once more Zardari.
Justice Kayani remarked that “every person uses parliamentary language,” adding that “while in government another language is used and while one involves the opposition the language adjustments”.
The Islamabad AG instructed the court docket that Sheikh Rashid has abused Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah and Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, the use of phrases he could not repeat in the front of the courtroom.“Meanwhile, Sheikh Rashid has repeated his arguable words time and again,” he stated, adding that even though freedom of expression is a proper, “it has a few limitations”.
Rashid’s lawyer confident the courtroom that one of these declaration will no longer be repeated. The suggest standard stated that if the AML chief submits an challenge of no longer repeating the crime, then the courtroom should determine on his bail plea.
“We will need to start education from the primary faculty curriculum itself,” Justice Kayani remarked.
After listening to the arguments, the court docket reserved its verdict before approving Sheikh Rashid’s bail application.