Court grants bail to former AJK PM, orders release

Ilyas was booked for using his diplomatic passport to travel to KSA after leaving office

Fiaz Mehmood May 27, 2024
The Kashmiri politician Sardar Tanveer Ilyas belongs to the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party and is the Prime Minister of Azad Jammu and Kashmir since 18 April 2022. PHOTO: EXPRESS


A district and sessions court in Islamabad granted bail on Monday to former prime minister of Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK), Sardar Tanveer Ilyas, in a case involving the alleged misuse of a diplomatic passport. Ilyas had been booked for using his diplomatic passport to travel to Saudi Arabia after leaving office.

Judicial Magistrate Abbas Shah presided over the hearing and ordered Ilyas's release on a bond of Rs0.1 million. Ilyas’s counsel argued that the maximum punishment for the charges was three years and that the passport had been returned, thereby justifying his client's bail.

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During the hearing, the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) presented case records before the court. Despite the relief granted to Ilyas, the FIA prosecutor opposed the decision to grant bail.

Ilyas was initially arrested on May 20 by Islamabad Police in a separate case related to a family property dispute.

Sources indicated that he was detained on charges of allegedly seizing family property and involvement in a shooting incident. Additionally, Ilyas faced accusations of attempting to seize the central offices and important documents of a mall.


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