Jinnah House attack: Court dismisses case against Yasmin Rashid.

LAHORE -- Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Yasmin Rashid has been discharged from the Jinnah House attack case.

An anti-terrorism court (ATC) in Lahore announced the verdict and rejected the police's plea seeking physical remand of the PTI leader.

According to a copy of the court order, available with media, the investigating officer had requested 14-day physical remand of Dr Rashid for photogrammetry, voice match tests and recovery of mobile phones.

It added that 'perusal of record' revealed that neither Dr Rashid is nominated in the first information report (FIR) nor involved through supplementary statement.

She was summoned in this case on the disclosure of co-accused which has no 'evidentiary value in the eye of law'.

'Since no incriminating material is available on record to connect her with the commission of offence, therefore, request of investigating officer is turned down and she is accordingly discharged from instant case,' the order added.

The order further said that the PTI leader be released immediately 'if not required in any other case'.

She was arrested by the Lahore police on May 17, under Section 3 of Maintenance of Public Order (MPO) following countrywide violent protests.

Subsequently, the...

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