PESHAWAR: The Peshawar High Court on Thursday granted transit bail to former foreign minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi and former federal minister Asad Umar until June 23 in a case registered by the Islamabad police over the May 9 violent protests.
Justice Waqar Ahmad of a single-member bench accepted the joint petition of the two former Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) lawmakers for pre-arrest transit bail and stopped police from arresting PTI leaders till Friday.
The court also asked PTI leaders to appear before Islamabad High Court (IHC) in riots case tomorrow.
The PTI leaders moved PHC days after the district and sessions court in Islamabad dismissed their bail petitions in cases related to May 9 riots.
Judge Tahir Abbasi Supra dismissed the bail petitions of PTI leaders in two separate cases registered at Islamabad’s Tarnol police station.
Following the verdict, Shah Mehmood Qureshi and Asad Umar hurriedly walked towards their vehicle and left the court premises.
The judge took up the bail pleas of Umar and Qureshi, along with that of another suspect, Khan Bahadur, all three of whom were booked in a case registered at Islamabad’s Tarnol police station.
During the hearing, the court order said, the counsel for the petitioners argued that his clients were “innocent” and “falsely involved” in this case.