A Malir Sessions Court granted bail to Vawda on Thursday morning following which he was released later today.
“I stayed only for 20 minutes at the place of the protest. I was arrested for no convincing reasons,” said Vawda after spending a night behind the bars.
Talking to media representatives, he said police do not arrest politicians-cum-dacoits who should be taken into custody first.
Vawda claimed he was on the roads in protest against the infamous Panama Leaks and demanded an all parties conference on the issue.
Referring to the criticism Vawda received from some of the PTI leaders, he said Naeem-ul-Haq and Asad Umar damaged party’s stance on corruption.
The PTI leader was charged with blocking the port city’s busiest Shahrah-e-Faisal for several hours yesterday while he was leading a rally.
Police on Wednesday had arrested Vawda from Shahrah-e-Faisal when he was leading a demonstration, blocking it for at least five hours.
A group of ‘Tehreek-i-Naujawanan-i-Pakistan’ and Vawda’s supporters were protesting against the threatening banners put up in Karachi by a pro-MQM chief team.
A police party led by SSP Rao Anwar had arrested Vawda from Star Gate and shifted him to Airport police station.
Sources said action against Vawda was taken after Chief Minister Sindh took notice of a massive traffic jam in which people of Karachi were stuck for hours at a time when a majority of them were rushing back to their homes after work.
Demonstrators were chanting slogans: “Jo Pakistan ka ghaddar ha wo maut ka haqdar ha” (Whoever is against Pakistan, deserves death) in reply to pro-Altaf group slogans: “Jo quaid Ka ghaddar ha, wo maut ka haqdar ha” (Whoever is against MQM chief , deserves death).
Deputy Secretary General PTI, Imran Ismail, while speaking to ARY News, had disowned Vawda-led protest in Karachi.
“It was Faisal Vawda’s own decision and it was not a party program,” confirmed Imran Ismail while also maintaining that his arrest could have been avoided.