The leaders of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on Friday reached the anti-terrorism court (ATC) in Lahore for bails after it issued non-bailable arrest warrants for them over vandalism and damage to public property during the party’s long march last month, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.

It is learnt that the PTI leaders including Dr Yasmin Rashid, Jamshed Iqbal Cheema, Zubair Niazi, Andleeb Abbas, Hammad Azhar, Yasir Gillani, Nadeem Bara, and Mian Aslam Iqbal reached the anti-terrorism court for bail to avoid arrest by police.

The Gulberg and Shahdara police stations in Lahore had obtained non-bailable arrest warrants for the PTI leaders on the charge of terrorism and damage to state property during the long march on May 25 last.

It also merits a mention here that those PTI leaders who do not get bail against the arrest warrants will be arrested by police anytime.

Meanwhile, PTI leader and former information minister Fawad Chaudhry said that cases of terrorism had been filed against Hammad Azhar and Shafqat Mahmood.

“Modi is getting cases of terrorism registered against Kashmiris in the Indian occupied Kashmir, whereas, in Pakistan, Modi’s business partners are getting cases of terrorism registered against the PTI leaders,” he flayed.

“It has recently come to (my) knowledge that arrest warrants have been issued for dozens of PTI leaders including Mehmood-ur-Rasheed and Ejaz Chaudhry,” he said.

“The courts mind when the PTI workers arrive in the Red Zone, but the brutal torture of workers and fake cases of terrorism are a ‘routine act’,” he added.

“We strongly condemn this nonsense way (of dealing things),” he condemned.

“(Our) struggle continues and will continue, Inshallah,” he vowed.

In his reaction, PTI leader Hammad Azhar said “This did not happen even during the martial law era. They are struggling to run the country and they are pushing the state towards fascism.”