Maulana Aziz Gets Pre-Arrest Bail

Islamabad’s session court on Monday granted pre-arrest bail of the controversial cleric, Maulaana Abdul Aziz in 2 criminal cases that were registered against him.

Islamabd’s court have also dismissed the applications for FIRs that were file against the Lal Masjid cleric, Maulaana Abdul Aziz in 3 cases concerning to Daesh and spur of the sectarian violence.

One the morning of Feb 26, Additional District & the Sessions Judge, Raja Asif Mahmood approved an extension in bail till Mar 7th to the Lal Masjid cleric, after Abdul Aziz appeared before the court.

The Aabpara Police had this case registered under the Section 295-A of PPC (Pakistan Penal Code) & read with Section 3 and 4 of the Amplifier Act against Maulana Abdul Aziz and others. Moreover, a separate case was also registered that fell under the Section 506 (ii) (punishment for criminal intimidation) of the PPC (Pakistan Penal Code)

He was indicted of intimidating a person, Naeem Bukhari & delivering an enflaming speech at the Community Centre Ground. Maulana Abdul Aziz called all the cases against him ‘false’ while talking to media just outside the court.

He also said that he was ready to forgive the former president Gen (retd) Pervez Musharraf and other people who were involved in the Lal Masjid operation in Jul. 2007.

“I will announce this forgiveness publicly,” said Maulana Abdul Aziz to the reporters.

In answer to a question, Maulana Abdul Aziz claimed that there was no pressure on him from any one, whatsoever to pardon those who played role in the Lal Masjid operation nor has he made any deals on this count.

’Had system based on the Quran & Sunnah been enforced in this country, Gen (retd) Pervez Musharraf would have never committed such a mistake of attacking the Lal Masjid. Pervez Musharraf is my brother and I will forgive him after consultations,’’ he had added.

However, Maulana Abdul Aziz’s lawyer, Advocate Tariq Asad opposed the stance of his client and proclaimed that he will file a case against him if he forgave the people who were behind the Lal Masjid operation.