PTI leader Shahbaz Gill leaves district court after a hearing in Islamabad, on August 22, 2022. — Online


PTI leader Shahbaz Gill leaves district court after a hearing in Islamabad, on August 22, 2022. — Online

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad police Wednesday sought from a district and sessions court a seven-day extension in the remand of incarcerated PTI leader Shahbaz Gill, who is party chair Imran Khan’s chief of staff.

The prosecution sought an extension in the remand, which was strongly opposed by PTI’s lawyers. After hearing the arguments, the court reserved the verdict.

Gill was arrested on August 9 in Islamabad after a sedition case was filed against him for inciting mutiny in the Pakistan Army. He has since been back-and-forth in police custody and at the PIMS hospital.

The police have demanded a seven-day remand extension in the sedition case, while they have also asked the court to grant judicial remand of the PTI leader in an arms recovery case.

Gill was already facing sedition charges, but the Islamabad police — a day earlier — also registered a case against the PTI leader over possession of an illegal weapon.

He was booked in the case after police raided the incarcerated PTI leader’s room in Parliament Lodges late Monday — where they recovered weapons, a satellite phone, and foreign currency.


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