QUETTA: A plea asking the Balochistan High Court (BHC) to throw out the cases against PTI Senator Azam Swati has been submitted.
The son of Azam Swati asked the court to release his father. The senator’s physical remand has also been contested in court by the Insaf Lawyers Forum.
On Sunday, a Quetta district judge ordered the senator to remain in police custody for five days, one week after the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) seized him in Islamabad in connection with divisive tweets critical of the military.
After being turned over to the Balochistan police by the judicial magistrate of Islamabad on Friday, the senator was transported to Quetta aboard a special flight under heavy security.