The Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) in Islamabad has postponed the consideration of Parvez Elahi’s bail request until September 15. The former chief minister has been held in custody since September 8 in connection with the riots that occurred outside the Federal Judicial Complex on March 18.
Justice Abul Hasnat Zulqarnain presided over the case. Parvez Elahi’s legal representative, Abdul Raziq, appeared in court and revealed that the prosecution had not yet provided the requested medical test results for the accused.
Previously, the court had instructed the superintendent of Adiala jail to provide the necessary records in response to the lawyer’s request. However, during the recent court session, the same issue persisted as the police had not submitted the required documents.
As a result, the ATC in Islamabad once again urged the police to promptly provide the essential records and adjourned the hearing to September 15.
In another development, a hearing regarding Pervez Elahi’s application to declare the MPO (Maintenance of Public Order) order as null and void took place at the Islamabad High Court (IHC). The District Magistrate of Islamabad withdrew the detention order for Pervez Elahi. The IHC also disposed of the petition and ordered the release of Pervez Elahi after suspending the MPO order.