Court approves MNA Jamshed Dasti’s bail


D G KHAN, June 23 (TNS): An Anti-Terrorism Court on Friday approved  request for bail of Member of National Assembly (MNA) from Muzaffargarh Jamshed Ahmed Dasti.

Dasti and Meharpur Union Council (UC) Chairman Malik Ajmal were arrested on June 9 by the Punjab Police for forcibly opening a canal in Muzaffargarh on May 28, following which the irrigation department lodged a case against the MNA.

The two men were presented in the duty magistrate’s court on June 9, following which they were shifted to Central Jail Multan on judicial remand.

On June 10, opposition leader Khursheed Shah requested the National Assembly speaker to issue a production order for Dasti, so he could attend the budget session.

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s Shah Mehmood Qureshi was stopped from meeting Dasti on his visit to Central Jail Multan to meet the MNA on June 10.