LAHORE:A special anti-terrorism court (ATC) in Lahore on Thursday extended Hassan Niazi’s bail till January 6 in the case pertaining to the attack on Lahore’s Punjab Institute of Cardiology (PIC) by hundreds of lawyers in December last year.
The court has also directed the accused lawyer to submit surety bonds of Rs 100,000.
Earlier, an ATC judge expressed annoyance at Niazi when he arrived late in the courtroom while remarking, “You showed up late despite being a lawyer.”
“Law is equal for everyone,” the judge stated, and canceled his interim bail. Hassaan Niazi had offered an unconditional apology to avoid his arrest by the police.
On the other hand, the court extended the interim bails granted to nine other lawyers accused in the PIC attack case till January 6.
The nine lawyers whose bail has been extended include,Abdul Rehman Butt, Abdul Majid, Zain Abbas, Sikander Siddiq, Ali Javed Malik, Osama Moaz, , Rana Adeel, Umar Ghori and Chaudhry Muzammil.