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Islamabad court hands over Sheikh Rashid to Murree police

Islamabad court hands over Sheikh Rashid to Murree police


Islamabad court hands over Sheikh Rashid to Murree police

ISLAMABAD (Dunya News) – A court in the federal capital handed over Awami Muslim League (AML) chief Sheikh Rashid Ahmed to the Murree police after approving his one-day transit remand in a case related to interference in official affairs.

On Feb 3, Mr Ahmed was booked by the Murree police for interfering in official affairs and resisting his arrest a day after he was taken into case for accusing former president Asif Ali Zardari of hatching a plot to assassinate Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan.

The close ally of the PTI, who was sent on 14-day judicial remand last week in Zardari-related case, was produced before the district and sessions court where the Murree police sought transit remand of the AML chief. However, Mr Ahmed’s lawyer Ali Bukhari said a judicial magistrate had also rejected an identical petition for the transit remand. The prosecutor told the judge that the police needed to produce the senior politician in a court in Murree.


After hearing arguments, the court accepted the police plea and approved one-day remand while directing the police to produce him back in this court tomorrow (Thursday).


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The AML chief also briefly spoke to media and said, “I was asked to meet an important person last night but I refused it”. “They want me to change my political loyalties but I will not do it,” he said.