IHC grants 14-day protective bail to Attaullah Tarar


Special Assistant to PM Attaullah Tarar Monday filed an application in the Islamabad High Court (IHC) for protective bail. After biometrics, Tarar filed the application in IHC.

IHC Acting CJ Amir Farooq heard the case and granted 14-day protective bail to Tarar.

Tarar in his application requested for protective bail in the case registered against him in the Qila Gujjar Singh Police Station in Lahore. He prayed that he may be given a chance to appear before the relevant court—Lahore High Court—against the case registered.

He expressed his fears of arrest as the Police have not been allowing him to approach the relevant court.

Pertinent to note that Tarrar served as former Home Minister Punjab during Hamza Shehbaz Sharif 86 days stint in Punjab. He is also the Deputy Secretary General PMLN.

Police raided the houses of Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PMLN) leaders — Attaullah Tarar and Rana Mashhood — in different areas of the provincial metropolis on Saturday. However, the police could not arrest them, as they were not present at their houses.

The raids were conducted in connection with an investigation being conducted into the alleged violence unleashed by the federal government on May 25 during the PTI’s long march.

The police conducted a raid at the house of Special Assistant to Prime Minister Atta Tarar in G-3 area of Johar Town. Police said the visit was for serving a notice on Atta Tarar for appearing before an investigation team, but he was not found there.

Following the raid, Tarar, in his tweet, called out Punjab Minister for Home and Prisons Hashim Dogar, saying what he wanted to prove by sending the police to his residence and harassing people. “Don’t go so far in defending the anti-national narrative,” he added.

Addressing Hashim Dogar, Atta said: “I thought you were a minister, but you turned out to be a very frivolous character. You sent police to a house where I lived 15 years ago; this is your state of affairs, and you are running the ministry.”