PESHAWAR: The Peshawar High Court (PHC) on Monday approved the bail plea of Maulana Sufi Muhammad, the founder of Tehreek-e-Nafaz-e-Shariat-e-Mohammadi (TNSM).

Hearing the case on Monday, Justice Waqar Ahmed Seth approved the bail after petitioner’s lawyer argued that Sufi Maulana Sufi remained in prison for a long time despite sickness and old age.

The lawyer requested the court to accept the bail plea of Sufi Maulana for medical purposes.

It is worth mentioning here that an FIR was registered against Sufi Muhammad during July 30, 2009. He was arrested on March 4, 2010, for his speeches against the government.