ATC grants bail to Ali Wazir in fourth sedition case

Pashtun Tahaffuz Movement (PTM) leader and MNA Ali Wazir has secured post-arrest bail from Karachi's Anti-terrorism court (ATC) in a fourth sedition case registered against him.

Wazir has been behind bars since December 31, 2020, for allegedly delivering provocative speeches inciting hate against the state institutions and treason. He and some other party leaders were booked in four identical cases registered at Sohrab Goth, Shah Latif Town and Boat Basin police stations under sections of Anti-Terrorism Act (ATA) pertaining to the said charges.

During Tuesday's hearing at the judicial complex in Karachi Central Jail, ATC-XII judge announced the verdict on the lawmaker’s bail plea after hearing arguments from the defence and prosecution. He directed the applicant to submit a surety of Rs100,000 to secure his release.

The MNA from South Waziristan has already been granted bail in the other three cases. His lawyer Abdul Qadir Khan said that his client’s release order could not be issued on Tuesday as he was yet to furnish sureties in all the cases.

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