Released — after all (Faisalabad)

District Faisalabad; January 8, 2022:  A few months ago in July last year, a hostile and unruly mob attacked Ahmadis’ homes in Chak 261 Udhwali, District Faisalabad. Ahmadis defended themselves. The police booked five Ahmadis thereafter and arrested Mr. Naveed Ahmad.

            In the follow-up investigation, four of the accused were released, while Mr. Naveed Ahmad was kept detained. A court later removed the anti-terrorism clause 7-ATA against him. The other clauses are bailable.

            Raja Shahid Tauqir ASJ Faisalabad heard Mr. Naveed Ahmad’s plea for bail and rejected it on January 8, 2022.

            Thereafter, Mr. Naveed filed a bail application in Lahore High Court.

            On January 26, 2022 Magistrate Faisalabad Bushra Anwar ordered his release after the plaintiff’s statement of case withdrawal. Mr. Naveed was released from prison after spending six months behind bars.