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Don’t know if Bilawal is a He or a She: Sh Rasheed after securing bail

Sheikh Rashid, Former Interior Minister after getting bail in a speech on Friday said that he is still confused if Chairman PPP Bilawal Bhutto was a He or a She.


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On Thursday, the Islamabad High Court (IHC) approved the post-arrest bail application of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) ally, Sheikh Rashid, in a case related to claims he made on television that former president Asif Ali Zardari was involved in an assassination plot against PTI Chief Imran Khan.

The Islamabad police had arrested the former interior minister on February 2, and the court had granted his two-day physical remand. A similar case was filed against him in Murree on February 3.

The IHC bench heard Rashid’s plea and approved his bail application against the submission of a surety bond of Rs50,000. Rashid’s post-arrest bail plea had been rejected twice by Islamabad’s sessions court, which prompted the PTI ally to approach the IHC seeking his release. The plea was heard by Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kayani.

During the hearing, Rashid’s counsel, Salman Akram Raja, informed the court about a statement given by his client, stating that there was no evidence that Rashid’s statement had led to any clash between the PTI and the Pakistan People’s Party. The advocate general, Jahangir Khan Jadoon, stated that Rashid was a seasoned politician, and his speech should be parliamentary. However, the petitioner’s lawyer disputed the charge.

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The investigation officer informed the court that no evidence was found regarding Zardari’s alleged plan, as claimed by the ex-minister. The advocate general told the court that it could look into the petitioner’s plea if he submitted an undertaking assuring he would not repeat the crime.

After hearing the arguments, the court approved the bail plea of the former minister.

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