PHC grants

Zartaj Gul

transit bail

Said Alam

PESHAWAR: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Zartaj Gul on Wednesday was granted bail by the Peshawar High Court Chief Justice. The court directed the police not to arrest her.

Earlier, Speaking to journalists at the Peshawar High Court, as she appeared before the PHC for the hearing of her plea for a transit bail, the former climate change minister apologised over riots that erupted after the arrest of PTI founder Imran Khan on May 9, 2023, during which protesters targeted and vandalised security installations.

The politician, who hails from Punjab’s Dera Ghazi Khan, refused to leave the court premises until the approval of her bail plea, expressing fears that the police might arrest her if she went outside.

The police reportedly deployed additional contingents including six more female police officials outside the court, and Ababeel Squad personnel patrolled outside. 

Gul, talking to journalists, said that she felt like fighting a war instead of contesting general elections as heavy contingents of police force were deployed outside the court to arrest her.

The politico asked her voters not to be worried over the tense environment as she was standing firmly and fearlessly with her ideology. She pinned hopes on the judiciary for providing her justice. 

Gul said that her nomination papers were rejected by the election commission. The staffers of the election commission were taken hostage in DG Khan.