An anti-terrorism court in Lahore has denied the bail request of Pakistan Tehreek Insaf President Chaudhry Parvez Elahi. The plea was for a case related to an attack on a group of police officials during a raid conducted on his residence in the past.
As the former chief minister did not appear before the court, the application was dismissed. Elahi’s request for a one-time exemption from personal appearance was also rejected by the court. The court stated that interim bail could only be granted if the petitioner is present before the court. Parvez Elahi is facing a case for attacking police officials after an anti-corruption raid was conducted on his house to apprehend him.