Pakistan

Qureshi to be out of jail after Eid, hopes son Zain

Politician demands for probe into February 8 polls, May 9 riots, calls for release of imprisoned party workers

By  Web Desk   |  
June 17, 2024
Senior PTI leader and former FM Shah Mahmood Qureshi (left) and his son and party's Deputy Parliamentary Leader in the NA Zain Qureshi. — Facebook/Makhdoom Zain Hussain Qureshi

Zain Qureshi, the son of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf's (PTI) top leader Shah Mahmood Qureshi, said Monday that he hopes his father will be out of prison after Eid ul Adha.

A former foreign minister and a close of PTI founder Imran Khan, Qureshi was arrested in August last year in the cipher case. He was granted bail months later, only to be arrested again.

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"This is my second Eid without my father. He has given the ultimate sacrifice. I'm hoping that he'll be out of jail after Eid," Zain told reporters in Multan after Eid prayers.

Qureshi and Imran have been acquitted in the infamous cipher case as well as several other cases related to vandalism during May 9 and the "Azadi March". However, they remain behind bars as they've been arrested in numerous other cases.

Speaking on the issue of negotiations with the relevant stakeholders, Zaid said that the party has never turned down the possibility of talks.

However, he reiterated the party's stance on demanding an investigation into the February 8 general elections and the May 9 riots.

"Our imprisoned workers should be released," he said.

Furthermore, the PTI's deputy parliamentary leader in the National Assembly rebuked the rumours suggesting that there were rifts within the party.

"There is no conflict amongst PTI [leaders]," he noted.


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