ISLAMABAD: A court magistrate granted police a two-day physical remand of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Fawad Chaudhry, who was arrested for allegedly threatening members of Pakistan’s Election Commission (ECP).
According to sources, Judicial Magistrate Waqas Ahmed Raja granted police’s request for an extension of Fawad Chaudhry’s physical remand, placing the former information minister on a two-day remand.
The judicial magistrate ordered Islamabad Police to produce the PTI leader before his court on Monday (January 30) after his remand expired.
Earlier in the day, a district and sessions court granted the police’s request for an extension of Fawad Chaudhry’s physical detention in a sedition case. PTI leader appeared in court today on the orders of Additional Sessions Judge Tahir Mehmood Khan.
The hearing today
Chaudhry stated before the court that he was not withdrawing his words. “I held firm in my statement and would not retract it.” During the hearing, Fawad’s lawyer, Babar Awan, informed the court that his client was being denied his fundamental right to meet with his family and legal team.
He begged the judge to let his client meet his family.
At this point, Additional Sessions Judge Tahir Mehmood Khan approved Fawad’s appeal and granted him permission to visit with his family.
Islamabad Sessions Court on Friday denied police’s motion for physical remand of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Fawad Chaudhry in a case involving ‘threatening language’ directed at officials of the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP).
The prosecutor requested an extension in physical remand at the start of the hearing because the interrogation in the case has yet to be finished. Fawad’s attorneys, Babar Awan and Faisal Chaudhry are also in court.
The former federal minister was arrested for allegedly threatening officials of Pakistan’s Election Commission (ECP).
On the complaint of Secretary of Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) Omer Hamid Khan, a case against a PTI leader was registered at Kohsar police station in Islamabad.