Non-bailable arrest warrants issued for activist Gulalai Ismail

An additional district and sessions court issued non-bailable arrest warrants for activist Gulalai Ismail in a case related to maligning national institutions. The activist reportedly mysteriously escaped from Pakistan after her passport was confiscated and is currently seeking political asylum in the United States. If Gulalai fails to appear in court on stated date, she could be listed as a proclaimed offender.

The FIA had on Oct 12 detained her when she returned from the UK in connection with her alleged association with the Pashtun Tahaffuz Movement and for allegedly “delivering anti-state speeches”.

Source: Dawn