Decision reserved on Fawad Chaudhry’s physical remand request – Public News
The local court of Islamabad has reserved its decision on the plea of physical remand of PTI leader Fawad Chaudhry.
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) senior leader Fawad Chaudhry was produced in the court of Duty Magistrate Naveed Khan.
During the hearing, Fawad Chaudhry requested the magistrate to allow me to speak to the family for 5 minutes and the same number of minutes to my lawyers.
The PTI leader said in front of the judge that there are 1500 policemen outside, yet I am handcuffed in the courtroom. I am a lawyer of the Supreme Court, I have been presented in handcuffs in the court.
Election Commission’s lawyer Saad Hasan read out the text of the case and said that Fawad Chaudhry said that the state of the Election Commission is that of a secretary at the moment. On this, Fawad Chaudhry said that the state of the Election Commission is in shambles.
The lawyer of the Election Commission argued that the Election Commission is a constitutional body, the Election Commission has all the powers to conduct elections, the Election Commission is being targeted under a well-thought-out plan. The purpose of Fawad Chaudhry’s speech was to incite everyone, he said that the Election Commission will reach people’s homes.
Election Commission counsel also said that Fawad Chaudhry wanted to promote hatred against Election Commission, there is enough electronic material against the accused. I was reading the charges in the court and Fawad Chaudhry was saying, Inshallah and Masha Allah, the accused has accepted whatever he said in the speech.
The lawyer further said that it is not right to decide about Fawad Chaudhry, the people behind the speech of the accused should be identified. A campaign is going on behind Fawad Chaudhry’s speech, the police is yet to investigate the accused’s statement.
Fawad Chaudhry stated in the court that in the case, the section of sedition has also been imposed on me, I have been included in the ranks of Bhagat Singh and Nelson Mandela. Similar things were said against the freedom fighters, I was not giving a speech, I was giving a media talk, my words have been misquoted.
The PTI leader said that there is no case against me, the plaintiff lawyer means that criticizing is rebellion, then democracy will end, no one will be able to criticize. Can’t criticize anyone. He said that I am the spokesperson of Tehreek-e-Insaaf, what I talk about is my party’s policy, what I talk about is not necessarily my personal opinion.
Fawad Chaudhry said that it is a pity that cases are being made against opponents in the country’s politics, we are sometimes at the top and sometimes at the bottom.
Later, Duty Magistrate Naveed Khan reserved the decision on the plea of physical remand.