Imaan Mazari, Ali Wazir granted post-arrest bail in sedition case

An Islamabad anti-terrorism court (ATC) on Monday granted bail to human rights lawyer Imaan Zainab Mazari-Hazir and Pashtun Tahafuz Movement (PTM) leader Ali Wazir in a sedition case related to the controversial speech against the state institutions.

ATC Judge Abual Hasnat Zulqarnain heard the plea and approved post-arrest bail of Imaan and Wazir against surety bound of Rs30,000 each.

The two were arrested last week and sent on physical remand after they were accused of delivering a controversial speech at the PTM's public rally. 

On August 19, two first information reports (FIR) were registered against Imaan and Wazir at the Tarnol police station and Counter-Terrorism Department police station, following a rally of the PTM in the federal capital. 

Both were booked on the charges of sedition, preventing government officials from carrying out their duties and damaging public property.

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