An anti-terrorism court (ATC) in Islamabad granted interim release to Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Shah Mehmood Qureshi on three separate violent charges on Saturday.
Accepting Qureshi’s bail applications in exchange for Rs100,000 surety bonds, the court halted police action against the PTI leader until June 27.
On June 6, PTI Vice Chairman and former Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi was released from Rawalpindi’s Adiala Jail.
Addressing the media outside Adiala Jail, Shah Mehmood Qureshi stated that the ‘flag of justice’ is in his hands and that he will meet with the PTI head tomorrow to address the country’s present political crisis.
He stated that the party is experiencing difficulties. “But don’t give up hope, because the sun of justice will rise again.”
It is worth noting that former Foreign Minister Qureshi was detained by police in Islamabad following the May 9 rallies.
Shah Mehmood was apprehended in Islamabad from Gilgit Baltistan House, shortly after protests erupted across Pakistan in response to the arrest of former Prime Minister Imran Khan in the Al-Qadir Trust case.
On May 23, only seconds after being released from Adiala Jail, the PTI leader was re-arrested. Shah Mahmood was released from Adiala jail on court orders but was immediately detained.