PM’s nephew granted bail in criminal case

Published July 11, 2021
Lawyer Hassaan Niazi addresses a press conference in Lahore in this file photo. — DawnNewsTV
Lawyer Hassaan Niazi addresses a press conference in Lahore in this file photo. — DawnNewsTV

LAHORE: A sessions court on Saturday granted pre-arrest bail to Advocate Hassaan Khan Niazi, the nephew of Prime Minister Imran Khan, in a criminal case registered by a widow of former governor of Balochistan Nawab Akbar Bugti.

Shahzadi Nargis, the complainant, accused the lawyer and four others of attacking her in the court when she appeared to seek bail in a case lodged against her with the Federal Investigation Agency, Lahore.

Niazi appeared before the court of Additional District & Sessions Judge Mushtaq Ahmad for the bail. He said police had lodged a fabricated case without seeking an evidence of the allegations from the complainant. The lawyer said he wanted to join the investigation but there were apprehensions that police might arrest him.

The judge granted him bail till July 19 and restrained the police from arresting him.

The FIA had registered the case against Nargis on the complaint of her former daughter-in-law, Wishah Abubakar, for sharing her objectionable pictures and videos on social media. She also accused her former husband Shahzawar Bugti of subjecting her to physical torture and extending death threats to her.

Published in Dawn, July 11th, 2021

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