Quetta court approves Punjab police’s request for Hassaan Niazi’s transitory remand

A judicial magistrate’s court in Quetta on Sunday handed over Barrister Hassaan Khan Niazi, a leader of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and the nephew of former prime minister Imran Khan, to Punjab police on a seven-day transitory remand.

The Punjab police had reached Quetta to take Hasan Niazi into custody in an attempted murder case registered against him at Lahore’s Race Course police station.

Niazi had been arrested by the Quetta police under Section 3 of the MPO (Maintenance of Public Order) late Saturday, hours after being granted bail.

He had been apprehended for attacking police officers and causing chaos near the Judicial Complex in G-11, Islamabad.

Today, during a hearing at the judicial magistrate’s court in Quetta, the PTI leader was summoned to the judge’s chamber and later given into Punjab police’s custody, who had sought his transitory remand to present him in a Lahore court.

The Punjab Home Department had made a request via a letter to the government of Balochistan for Niazi’s custody following his arrest last night.

The letter stated that Niazi had been booked in an attempt to murder case registered in the Race Course Police Station in Lahore. At this, the Balochistan government released orders for handing over Niazi to Punjab police.

The Balochistan Home Department directed the police to fulfil all the legal requirements and make arrangements for foolproof security for the transfer of the PTI leader.

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