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NA Speaker summons IGP Islamabad over Irfan Siddiqui’s handcuffing

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ISLAMABAD: Speaker National Assembly Asad Qaiser on Sunday took strict notice of the handcuffing of a former advisor to the prime minister, Irfan Siddique, ARY News reported.

In this regard, the speaker has summoned the Inspector General Police (IGP) Islamabad to Parliament House along with a report on the matter on Monday, said a press release issued here.

Earlier, the speaker made a telephonically contact with the Minister for Interior and expressed his concern over the matter.

Expressing his concern, the speaker demanded thorough probe of arresting and handcuffing of Irfan Siddiqui on a merely alleged violation of Tenancy law.

Read More: Irfan Siddiqui granted bail in tenancy violation case

Asad Qaiser said that Irfan Siddique was a seasoned columnist and a renowned educationist whose arrest has raised concerns in the journalistic community and academia.

Earlier in the day, Former advisor to the prime minister, Irfan Siddiqui got bail after being arrested over violation of tenancy act case.

As per details, Magistrate Mehreen Baloch approved his bail application on Sunday, two days after he was arrested during a raid at his house.

He was released from Adiala jail after issuance of his bail orders from the court.

Police in the federal capital late on Friday had arrested Irfan Siddiqui, the close aide to former prime minister Nawaz Sharif.

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