PTI Senator Azam Swati. —APP/file


PTI Senator Azam Swati. —APP/file
  • Sindh High Court HC takes up Azam Swati case.
  • Judge asks Sindh police about multiple FIRs of one offence.
  • Swati is in Sindh police custody on three-day remand.

KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Monday directed Inspector General of Police (IGP) Ghulam Nabi Memon to submit a detailed report regarding cases against Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Azam Swati in the province.

Justice Muhammad Karim Khan Agha of the SHC issued the directives today during the hearing of the Perween Rehman murder case.

IGP Ghulam Nabi was present in the court when the judge asked about the multiple first information reports (FIRs) registered against the PTI senator.

Swati has been in Sindh police’s custody for three days. He faces two cases for posting controversial tweets against senior military leaders.

He was arrested over a “highly obnoxious campaign of intimidating tweets […] against state institutions” by the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on November 27 from Islamabad and has been in detention since then — first in Quetta and now in Sindh’s Qambar.

Swati was taken into custody by Sindh police last week over two cases registered in Warah and Qambar police stations after the Balochistan High Court ordered the quashing of all cases against him.

During the hearing today, the SHC judge asked the IG Sindh to share details about the cases against Swati. 

“We have heard that cases have also been filed against a former prime minister. How can multiple FIRs can be registered in one offence?” he asked.

Justice KK Agha said that there were Supreme Court verdicts in this regard.

Swati’s son files petition in SHC

Meanwhile, Swati’s son has filed a petition in the SHC against his arrest seeking an early hearing of the matter.

A two-member bench, headed by Justice KK Agha, will hear the case.


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