- The Lahore police which reached Quetta to seek physical custody of the PTI leader say the PTI leader is required in an attempted murder case registered with Race Course police station.
Quetta: A judicial magistrate on Sunday allowed seven-day transitory remand of former Prime Minister and PTI Chairman Imran Khan’s nephew Barrister Hassan Khan Niazi on request of Punjab police.
The judicial magistrate passed the orders on the plea moved by the Punjab police reached Quetta to seek custody of Hassan Khan Niazi in a case registered against him under charges of attempted murder at Lahore’s Race Course police station.
The latest reports said that the PTI leader was summoned to the chamber of the judge and later was handed over to the Punjab police for transitory remand for his appearance before a court in Lahore.
On Saturday night, Quetta police arrested Hassan Niazi in the case registered under Section 3 of Maintenance of Public (MPO) hours after he secured bail from the court in another case.
Hassan was arrested by the Quetta police from Islamabad in a case related to inciting people to violence and interference into the affairs of the police.
A local private TV reported that the Punjab Home department wrote a letter to Balochistan government to allow Niazi’s custody after his arrest on Saturday night.
The Punjab government in its letter said that Niazi was required in an attempt to murder case registered with the Race Course police in Lahore. It asked the Balochistan authorities to grant his custody in the case.
On it, the Balochistan home department directed the police to complete all the legal requirements and make arrangements for foolproof security for the accused.
Talking to the reporters, Hassan Niazi aid that he could not understand why he was locked up under three MPO after the release order.
He said the Punjab was his home and it did not matter wherever they took him, adding that it would pass too.
Hassan also congratulated the PTI Chief on holding a successful public gathering at Minar-e-Pakistan a day earlier, saying that peoples’ participation showed that Imran Khan was still popular.