Imaan, Wazir sent on judicial remand to jail

ISLAMABAD (PPI): Rejecting the prosecutor’s request for physical remand of human rights lawyer Imaan Hazir Mazari and former MNA Ali Wazir, an anti-terrorism court (ATC) in Islamabad on Thursday sent both of them to Adiala Jail on judicial remand.
Taking action on Imaan’s bail application, Judge Abul Hasnat Zulqarnain summoned parties to the case on August 26. The judge also allowed Iman’s meeting with her mother, former PTI leader Shireen Mazari in the courtroom. During the hearing, the prosecutor told the court that voice matching and photogrammetric test had been done. “And now only transcripts of written speeches are to be recovered from the suspects,” he said, and prayed to the court to grant their physical remand.
The judge asked as to what the investigation officer (IO) had done during the three-day period. On Tuesday last, Imaan was granted bail in one of two cases registered against her. A district and sessions court in Islamabad had approved her bail in the case registered against her at Tarnol police station for interfering in state affairs and committing acts of vandalism.
The judge overruled the prosecutor’s concerns and approved Mazari’s bail in lieu of a surety bond worth Rs30,000. Both Wazir and Imaan had been booked under terrorism and sedition-related charges over controversial speeches they had made at Pashtun Tahafuz Movement’s (PTM) public rally held in Islamabad on Friday. Imaan Mazari was arrested from her residence in Islamabad in the wee hours of Sunday morning by capital police.