On Saturday, the judicial magistrate granted bail to 162 Baloch protestors who were arrested while advocating for the release of Baloch ‘missing persons’ in the federal capital.
The judicial magistrate, Judge Murid Abbas, approved the bail and instructed the protestors to submit a surety bond of Rs 5000 each for their release.
In a telephonic conversation between President Dr Arif Alvi and Caretaker Prime Minister Anwaarul Haq Kakar, both expressed concern over the harsh treatment of Baloch protestors by the police. They shared the view that the police should not have dealt with the protestors sternly, as stated in a press release from the President’s House.
PM Kakar informed President Alvi that the detained protestors were being released on personal bonds.
Balochistan Governor Malik Abdul Wali Khan Kakar also met with President Alvi, discussing the overall situation in Balochistan province and condemning the police’s mistreatment of the Baloch protestors. The governor emphasized the need for the police to exercise restraint when dealing with protestors.
PTI Defers Its Plan To Challenge The ECP’s Decision In The Peshawar High Court About Intraparty Polls And Symbol
Meanwhile, the PTI has delayed its plan to approach the Peshawar High Court regarding the Election Commission of Pakistan’s decision due to the absence of a certified copy of the intra-party elections ruling from the overseeing body.
There were concerns within the party that their petition might face rejection without the necessary document, they added.
According to sources, key leaders within the party, including Hamid Khan, Zafar Ali, and Gohar Khan, were in discussions about the timing and location for filing their petition. They are likely to seek guidance from the party’s founder, Imran Khan.
Barrister Gohar Khan, elected uncontested as PTI chairman in the now invalidated intra-party elections, had announced his intention to contest the Election Commission of Pakistan’s decision in the Peshawar High Court.