February 7, 2023
PAKISTAN Politics

Azam Swati approaches IHC, ‘fearing custodial killing’

BHC provides new orders to dismiss all charges brought against Azam Swati

ISLAMABAD: On Monday, PTI leader Senator Azam Khan Swati went to the Islamabad High Court to inquire about the complaints made against him for tweeting disparaging remarks about top military commanders.

In a petition, Swati claimed that the Federal Investigation Authority (FIA) had brought an action against him in accordance with the Prevention of Electronic Crimes Act (PECA).

The senator said in his appeal that, while in jail, he had experienced the harshest abuse. He claimed to have knowledge of the possibility of his murder while in detention.

The petition asking for information on the cases filed against Azam Swati stated, “Azam Swati can be subjected to any type of cruel treatment.”In his plea, the PTI leader argued that his case required the protection of fundamental human rights.

According to the plea, Swati should not be sent to another location and cases have been brought against the senator in Sindh.

The appeal included the participation of the federal government, the FIA, and the inspector generals of Sindh and Balochistan.

After using derogatory language toward the army chief and other senior military officers from his farmhouse in Chak Shahzad, Islamabad, Swati was detained and placed on a two-day physical remand the day before.

The FIA’s Cybercrime Wing detained him, and a case was opened under the PECA and for libel.

According to Sections 500, 501, 505, and 109, the senator was detained. Last month, he was also detained in accordance with the same rules.

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