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TLP’s Khadim Rizvi, Pir Afzal get bail

Khadim Rizvi among other 'firebrand clerics' barred from entering Islamabad

LAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Tuesday granted bail to Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan’s (TLP) Khadim Hussain Rizvi and Pir Afzal Qadri on bail.

A two-member bench, headed by LHC’s Justice Qasim Khan, learn the order of launch. The decision was secured on Could 10 after completion of proceedings within the instances in opposition to each leaders and Qadri’s bail has been granted until July 15.

The 2 TLP leaders have been present process trial in an anti-terrorism court and are accused of controversial language in opposition to state establishments.

Rizvi and Qadri shall be required to submit surety bonds of Rs0.5 million.

Rizvi and Qadri have been taken into ‘protecting custody’ on November 23 final yr as a crackdown was initiated in opposition to the party’s activists and leaders in all main cities of the nation.

The motion got here after TLP took to the road after the acquittal of Aasia Bibi by the Supreme Court on October 30, paralysing main cities of Pakistan. In his speedy response, Prime Minister Imran Khan had urged the protesters to not incite individuals to violence and warned them of the state’s response.

Through the protests, the TLP leaders criticised state establishments, together with the navy and judiciary, and each have been charged with treason and terrorism on December 1.

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