'No Evidence': ATC Orders Yasmin Rashid's Release In Jinnah House Case

'No Evidence': ATC Orders Yasmin Rashid's Release In Jinnah House Case
An anti-terrorism court on Saturday declared that there was no 'incriminating evidence' against Dr Yasmin Rashid in the Jinnah House attack case, subsequently ordering her release.

The order stated, "…perusal of record reveals that neither Dr Yasmin Rashid is nominated in the FIR nor involved through supplementary statement and she was summoned in the case on the disclosure of a co-accused which has no evidentiary value in the eye of the court."

Riots broke out in multiple cities last month as PTI workers engaged in a scuffle with law enforcers after Imran Khan's arrest from the Islamabad High Court premises in the Al-Qadir Trust case.

The widespread acts of violence included arson at Corps Commander's House – also known as Jinnah House –  as a mob set the premises on fire and vandalised the residence.

Dr Yasmin, a senior PTI leader, was detained along-with others in the raids in Islamabad and Lahore, early last month.

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The first-tier party leaders, including herself, were taken into custody in accordance with the Section 3 of the MPO [Maintenance of Public Order].

Moreover, on May 25, a Lahore ATC directed the Camp Jail superintendent to hand-over 16 suspects, arrested for alleged vandalism at Corps Commander's House during the May 9 protests, to a military commanding officer. The charges, however, against the rest of those detained remain unclear.

The attack on the residence of the Lahore Corps Commander was one of many cases brought against Dr Yasmin.

In April, the Anti-Corruption Establishment (ACE) initiated an inquiry against the former health minister Punjab for alleged corruption worth billions of rupees in the Punjab Institute of Cardiology (PIC).

One of the officials privy to this development had said at the time that she was accused of accepting bribes in parking, canteen, and cleaning contracts of PIC.