Lahore: Malik Ishaq granted bail
LAHORE: An additional district and sessions judge on Monday granted bail to Malik Ishaq of banned outfit Lashkar-i-Jhangvi in case of delivering speeches allegedly based on religious hatred. Model Town police had arrested Ishaq last week from AllamaIqbal International Airport on his return from Umrah. A case was already registered against him under Amplifier Act and other sections of Pakistan Penal Code at Model Town police station on a report of Special Branch.
According to the FIR, Malik Ishaq had delivered a provocative speech at a procession held at a village of Nishter Colony.
Representing the accused, Advocate Rana Arif argued that neither any independent complaint was filed against his client nor the alleged aggrieved party of his speeches approached the police for action. He said the police lodged the FIR merely on the report of Special Branch which showed mala fide of the government. The counsel requested the judge to release his client on bail and declare his arrest illegal.
After hearing the arguments, AD&SJ Nisar Ahmad allowed bail to Ishaq subject to furnishing of Rs500,000 bail bonds.