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PTI’s Asad Qaiser rearrested in May 9 riots case

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  • Charsadda police took Qaiser into custody from inside Swabi Jail.
  • “Neither we are afraid, nor will we backtrack,” says PTI leader.  
  • All the parties should be given a level playing field, Qaiser says. 

PESHAWAR: After being granted bail in a corruption case, the police on Thursday re-arrested Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader and former National Assembly (NA) Speaker Asad Qaiser from inside Swabi Jail in a case pertaining to the riots on May 9, Geo News reported.

Charsadda police took Qaiser — a staunch supporter of PTI Chairman Imran Khan — into custody from inside Swabi Jail and shifted him to an unidentified location.

The May 9 riots were triggered almost across the country after the deposed prime minister’s arrest in the £190 million settlement case. Hundreds of PTI workers and senior leaders were put behind bars for their involvement in violence and attacks on military installations.

During the protests, the miscreants targeted the civil and military installations including — Jinnah House and the General Headquarters (GHQ) in Rawalpindi. The military termed May 9 “Black Day” and decided to try the protesters under the Army Act.

In a video message — recorded during his re-arrest — the incarcerated PTI leader urged his party workers to continue their struggle for victory in the upcoming elections.

“Neither we are afraid, nor will we backtrack.”

Claiming that if all political parties were provided a level playing field, the PTI leader said that his party would win the upcoming elections with a huge majority.

Without naming, the PTI leader accused: “They have already declared a person prime minister.”

It is pertinent to mention here that PTI and PPP have been accusing the caretaker government of giving PML-N supremo Nawaz Sharif “special treatment” ahead of the upcoming elections.

Earlier, an anti-corruption court in Abbottabad granted bail to the PTI leader in a graft case relating to the procurement of medical equipment for Gajju Khan Medical College Swabi. Approving his bail plea, the judge had ordered him to submit surety bonds worth Rs80,000.

On November 3, the former NA speaker was arrested from his residence in Islamabad’s Bani Gala area.

Qaiser was taken into custody by police and Anti-Corruption Establishment (ACE) personnel for alleged corrupt practices related to the purchase of medical equipment.

According to a copy of the First Information Report (FIR) registered against the PTI leader available with Geo News, the PTI stalwart and four officials of the health department face allegations of misusing funds and medical equipment in the medical college.

The FIR registered on the complaint of former ACE investigation officer Hidayat Shah stated that the five suspects caused Rs16.456 million loss to the treasury by “stealing” the equipment and purchasing substandard furniture for the institution.

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Senate Session: Senate Proceeds With Debate On Important National Issues

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Today, the Senate reconvened in the Parliament House in Islamabad, with Chairman Sadiq Sanjrani presiding.

The House has persisted in debating matters of national significance.

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What kind of gun was used to kill Ameer Balaj Tipu?

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Accused Muzaffar Hussain held a license to possess a shotgun.

Before the CIA Police raided a home at Canal Road housing society earlier, Khawaja Aqeel, also known as Gogi Butt, and his gunmen—the accused identified in the murder case of Ameer Balaj Tipu—escaped.

According to sources CIA In response to a complaint about Balaj Tipu’s murder, police conducted raids at several locations. The Chohang region murder case of Balaj Tipu. The police executed a raid on Khawaja Aqeel, also known as Gogi Butt.

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Farrukh Habib of the IPP was released from the Judicial Complex vandalism case.

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Farrukh Habib, who defected from Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and joined the Istehkam-e- Pakistan Party (IPP), was the subject of a complicated vandalism case heard by ATC judge Abul Hasanat Muhammad Zulqarnain, according to sources.

The investigating officer informed the court at the beginning of the hearing that they did not wish to place Farrukh Habib under arrest. In addition, he had abandoned his request for pre-arrest bail.

The investigative officer’s comments led the court to dismiss Farrukh Habib from the case.

It is important to note that during the former premier’s appearance, the founder of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and other party officials were accused by the Islamabad police of assaulting, destroying, and vandalizing the court complex.

The FIR claimed that the crowd was being directed by members of a “political party” and that their provocations had caused destruction.

According to the report, there was a plan to assault the Islamabad High Court (IHC) and the Federal Judicial Complex.

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