Shahbaz Taseer’s non-bailable arrest warrants issued

  • Shahbaz Taseer did not show up in a case pertaining to his kidnapping
Pakistan

LAHORE – An anti-terrorism court (ATC) issued non-bailable arrest warrants against Shahbaz Taseer, son of slain Punjab governor Salman Taseer, after he failed to appear in a case against his kidnapping.

The court had summoned Shahbaz for Monday to record his statement in the case but he skipped the proceedings following which, the court issued non-bailable arrest warrants while adjourning the further hearing till October 13.

The court had already recorded the statement of complainant- Ayesha Tumi- in the kidnapping case.

The court had consigned the case to record after granting bail to four suspects -Usman, Abdul Rehman, Farhad and Moazzam – in May 2014.

The ATC reopened the trial of the suspects when one of them filed an application in August 2016, seeking resumption of the trial proceedings after Shahbaz returned home in March 2016.

Shahbaz Taseer took to Twitter and decried the strategy used for ‘solving the case’.