Jamshed Dasti gets bail, likely to be released today

Jamshed Dasti gets bail, likely to be released today

Sargodha (Web Desk):  Pakistan’s anti-terrorism court (ATC) approved on Monday bail for MNA Jamshed Dasti in a case registered against him for allegedly making an inflammatory speech.

According to details, the ATC set the bail at Rs100,000 and ordered the release of the federal lawmaker after completion of formalities.

The sources revealed that a number of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) workers and supporters of Dasti's own party, Awami Raaj Party, were present outside the ATC and cheered the grant of bail. 

The hearing was adjourned till July 13.

Earlier, the controversial speech case was registered against Dasti at the Civil Lines Police Station in his hometown of Muzaffargarh.

Dasti has already received bail in other cases against him and is expected to be freed later in the day after all formalities are completed.

On June 9, the Punjab Police put the MNA behind bars for forcibly opening a canal gate in Muzaffargarh on May 28, following which the irrigation department lodged a case against him. 

He was later transferred to Multan Central Jail on judicial remand but obtained bail in that case.

It is pertinent to mention that Dasti is an elected member of the National Assembly from NA-178.