Hassaan Niazi acquitted in sedition case

Hassan Niazi on two-day remand

KARACHI: A local court in Karachi on Wednesday acquitted Hassaan Niazi – the nephew of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan in a case for inciting people to revolt against national institutions.

The District East Police produced Niazi before judicial magistrate in Karachi (East) in a case lodged against him on the complaint of a citizen named Muhammad Iqbal in the Jamshaid Quarters police station.

After hearing arguments, the court discharged Hassaan Niazi from the charge of sedition and issued release orders.

The Karachi police on Tuesday took custody of Hassaan Khan Niazi after an anti-terrorism court granted his two-day transit remand to Sindh police.


Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Hassaan Niazi and his accomplices had been booked in a separate case in Karachi for inciting people to revolt against national institutions.

According to the text of the FIR, Hassaan Niazi was involved in inciting people to revolt against national institutions and attempted to provoke disharmony in a video on social media. The statement has created anger and distress among the masses, the FIR further said.



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