In a recent development, an Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) on Friday approved the bail petition of former Punjab chief minister and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) President Parvez Elahi in a case related to an attack on the judicial complex in the federal capital.
ATC Judge Abual Hasnat Zulqarnain heard PTI's president's bail plea, while Elahi's legal council appeared before the court.
During the hearing, the court remarked that no incriminating evidence had been recovered from Mr Elahi during his remand, and notably, he was not even named in the First Information Report (FIR).
In light of this development, the ATC ordered the release of Tehreek-e-Insaf President Parvez Elahi on a bond of Rs 20,000, effectively bringing an end to his judicial custody.
This decision comes just a week after Elahi was sent to jail on a 14-day judicial remand on September 8. His arrest had followed an order by the Islamabad High Court to suspend the Maintenance of Public Order (MPO) regulations.
The charges against Parvez Elahi revolve around allegations of orchestrating the dispatch of rioters to Islamabad with the intention of vandalizing the judicial complex.
Additionally, he is accused of providing them with vehicles and batons. Law enforcement authorities had argued that his physical remand was imperative to facilitate investigations into the identities of those involved in the incident and to recover the vehicles used in the attack.