Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leader Faisal Vawda vowed to continue his anti-corruption campaign in the city after the court granted him bail for blocking traffic on Wednesday.
“I will continue my struggle against corruption,” he said. Rubbishing rumours of his affiliation with any other party except PTI he scorned at PTI spokesman Naeem ul Haq’s statement which distanced PTI from Vawda’s movement. “I can only laugh at his statement.”
The Malir Court on Thursday granted bail to Vawda, who was detained by police overnight for causing inconvenience to citizens by organising an unannounced demonstration.
Malir’s Judicial Magistrate Court approved Faisal Vawda’s bail plea against bond of Rs. 30,000.
Vawda caused much ruckus by staging a demonstration against corruption at a Karachi thoroughfare on Wednesday. Thousands of citizens were stuck in traffic while trying to return home from work due to snarl-up at main Shahrah-e-Faisal near the Star Gate, caused by the protest.
The situation forced authorities to take action, after which Faisal Vawda was detained and taken to Airport police station.
“We have registered a case against PTI leader Faisal Vawda,” Senior Superintendent of Police Rao Anwar had told Geo News, declining to give further details.
In a surprise move, Vawda’s party also distanced itself from him, with the central information secretary, Naeem ul Haq, calling for ‘stern action’ against the PTI leader.
Haq also apologised to the Karachi people for the ‘irresponsible act’ of his party affiliate.
Several poster in the city have propped up overnight announcing Vawda’s ‘missing government campaign’.