ANP leader Mian Iftikhar Hussain granted bail
NOWSHERA: Awami National Party central general secretary and ex- provincial information minister Mian Iftikhar Hussain was granted bail after he was presented before the court in Nowshera on Tuesday morning.
The case was presided over by Civil Judge Wahab Qureshi.
The ANP leader was granted bail after submitting a surety bond of Rs 0.2 million. The father of the deceased PTI worker was brought to the court room in high security to submit his statement.
Sources told that Hussain will be formally released after official formalities are completed, after which he will visit the home of the slain PTI worker to condole his death.
Speaking to the media after getting his bail granted, Hussain stated that the FIR lodged against him was “extremely dangerous”.
“If the father of the killed PTI worker did not want to lodge an FIR against me, then why was he forced into it,” Hussain said, blaming the K-P government for forcing the man to lodge an FIR against him.
Further, Hussain said that the man “emerged like an angel”, otherwise his fate would’ve been the same as former PPP leader Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto.
“The K-P government’s behaviour was biased,” he said.
“My unnecessary arrest should be investigated, otherwise innocent people like me will keep on getting prosecuted,” he said.
Hussain took the opportunity to thank social media and politicians who vouched for him and spoke out against his arrest.
Earlier on Sunday, Hussain was arrested over the death of a Pakistan PTI worker.
A PTI worker, Habibullah, was killed during aerial firing outside Hussain’s residence in Pabbi tehsil of Nowshera district in the early hours of Sunday.
“After the declaration of initial results of LG polls in the area, PTI and ANP workers gathered in Pabbi Bazaar and members of both the parties started chanting slogans against each other,” Station House Officer of Pabbi Police Shad Ali Khan said
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