LAHORE: A magisterial court on Thursday granted post-arrest bail to 58 Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) workers arrested after Tuesday’s violent clash outside Lahore NAB office.
Judicial Magistrate Hafiz Nafees approved their bail pleas and directed them to furnish a surety of Rs50,000 each. They are accused of stone-pelting and damaging public property outside the NAB office shortly after the arrival of party leader Maryam Nawaz there in a land acquisition case.
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Advocate Farhad Ali Shah, representing the PML-N workers, contended before the court that a fake case was instituted against his clients. It is a constitutional right of party workers to take out a rally in solidarity with their leader, he said.
He said charges against the accused are bailable and therefore, request the judge to grant them bail.