KARACHI: After Punjab Police, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Barrister Hassaan Khan Niazi was taken into custody by Karachi police on Tuesday in a case of allegedly threatening the state.
Niazi, who PTI chairman Imran Khan’s focal person on legal affairs and his nephew, is facing multiple cases including the case of inciting violence, interfering in police affairs, and the Zille Shah murder case. The latest case to be registered against the lawyer was of inciting hatred against the state among the public.
The case was registered on Monday on the report of Muhammad Iqbal at the Jamshed Quarters police station in Karachi.
According to the text of the first information report (FIR), Niazi and his associates incited the people through a social media video. He hurled threats against defence institutions while addressing them, saying that no one will be spared if Imran Khan is arrested, it added.
Karachi police authorities confirmed taking Niazi into custody saying that the four-member team which took the custody included a senior investigation officer (SIO) and three cops.
They said that Niazi would be presented before a court in Karachi after investigations.
Meanwhile, the courts have granted bail to Niazi in cases registered against him in Lahore and Quetta, said the sources.