On Thursday, the Lahore anti-terrorism court (ATC) ordered a 14-day judicial remand for PTI leader Yasmin Rashid. This decision came about during a hearing overseen by ATC Judge Abher Gul Khan, at which point Rashid’s physical remand had concluded.
Though the police did not request an extension of her physical remand, the court ruled for her to be jailed for two weeks. Additionally, the court instructed the police to produce the case challan at the forthcoming hearing. Simultaneously, Rashid was granted permission to visit the Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital, following her request.
Background on May 9 Events
On May 9, widespread violent protests erupted across Pakistan in the aftermath of the arrest of the former prime minister and PTI chief, Imran Khan, at the Islamabad High Court. The demonstrations took place not only in primary cities but also in remote areas, with PTI party members expressing anger and dissent due to Khan’s detention. Consequently, armed forces were deployed in various regions, including Balochistan, Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, and Islamabad, to maintain peace and order. During these protests, certain army facilities and the Corps Commander’s residence in Lahore were targeted by PTI activists.