PTM’s Pashteen granted bail in two of four sedition cases
PESHAWAR: A Dera Ismail Khan court on Saturday granted bail to Pashtun Tahaffuz Movement (PTM) chief Manzoor Pashteen in two cases of sedition. His bail applications in two other cases — also pertaining to sedition — are pending before the court.
Pashteen’s lawyer and PTM leaders confirmed the development. The hearings of the two pending bail applications are expected to be held on Monday, PTM lawyer Farhat Afridi told DawnNewsTV.
The Additional Sessions Court in DI Khan had reserved the verdict on Friday after hearing arguments from both the defence and the prosecution. “The court announced the reserved verdict today and ordered the release of Manzoor Pashteen on bail in two cases,” senior PTM leader and MNA Mohsin Dawar confirmed while speaking to DawnNewsTV. He said that the group’s lawyers have already filed bail applications for the remaining two cases. – Statesman