Lahore- A judicial magistrate in Lahore today accepted the bail of 35 Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) workers, who were detained by police for violation of section 144. The arrested PTI workers were presented in court today. Judicial Magistrate Imtiaz Ahmed Model Town granted bail to 35 PTI workers and directed authorities to release them after submission of bail bonds amounting to Rs 50,000 each. LHC accepts contempt of court petition against Rana Mashood, IG Punjab.

The Lahore High Court also accepted a contempt of court petition against Punjab Inspector General (IG) of Police Mushtaq Ahmed Sukhera and Law Minister Rana Mashood.

The PTI had filed the petition against Mashood and IG Punjab, saying that the Punjab police was arresting PTI workers at the behest of the government, despite an order issued by a LHC full bench which restrained the government from making illegal arrests. The application will be taken up for hearing on September 18 by Justice Iftikhar Hussain Shah whereas notices were issued to Mashood and IG Punjab.