A district and sessions court in Lahore granted bail to Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) activist and designer Khadijah Shah on Wednesday.
The court granted bail to Khadijah Shah in a case involving provocative tweets. The court, presided over by Additional Sessions Judge Muhammad Nawaz, set the bail against surety bonds worth Rs100,000. The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) Lahore had registered the case against Shah.
Despite this bail, Khadijah Shah, the daughter of former finance minister Dr. Salman Shah, remains in custody due to her involvement in another case. She has been in jail since her arrest in the Jinnah House attack case following the apprehension of former prime minister and PTI chief Imran Khan on May 9.
The arrest of Imran Khan led to violent clashes and widespread protests across Pakistan on May 9. PTI workers, agitated by the arrest of their chairman, organized demonstrations in both remote and major cities.
The unrest was significant enough to prompt authorities in Balochistan, Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, and Islamabad to call in the armed forces to maintain law and order. During these protests, army installations and the Corps Commander’s house in Lahore were reportedly attacked by PTI supporters.