Court extends interim bail of Asad Qaiser.

ISLAMABAD -- The Sessions Court Islamabad on Thursday extended the interim bail of former National Assembly Speaker Asad Qaiser till June 5, in a case pertaining to protests and rioting in the Federal Capital.

Additional District and Sessions Judge Tahir Abbas Sapra heard the bail case of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leader in a first information report (FIR) registered by the Sangjani Police Station.

The petitioner's lawyer, Afzal Murawat, adopted the stance that there was a risk of the arrest of his client and prayed to the court to grant him exemption from appearance or grant assurance that he would not be arrested.

The judge remarked that the court could not give any such assurance and instructed the lawyer to produce the petitioner.

The lawyer argued that his client had joined the investigation process and the...

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