Gulalai Ismail released on interim bail

Peshawar- Pashtuns Human Rights defender, Gulalai Ismail — who was detained by airport officials in Islamabad following her return from London — was released on interim bail on Friday evening.

According to her father, while the activist was released from the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) headquarters in Islamabad, her passport was withheld by the officials.

“Gulalai just joined us and we are making our way to our village Swabi,” he said while adding that the family will file an application for pre-arrest bail on Saturday (tomorrow) .

Amnesty International, a human rights organisation, had pressed Pakistan to immediately and unconditionally release Gulalai Ismail.

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