atn Latest News
The Islamabad local court reserved its decision on the plea of physical detention 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 trial, Fawad Chaudhry requested the magistrate to allow me to speak to the family for 5 minutes and the same number of minutes with 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 Supreme Court lawyer, I was presented in handcuffs in the court.
Election Commission’s lawyer Saad Hasan read out the text of the case and said Fawad Chaudhry said the position of the Election Commission at present is that of a secretary. 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’s counsel also said that Fawad Chaudhry wants to promote hatred against the Election Commission, there is enough electronic material against the accused. I read the charges in court and Fawad Chaudhry said: Inshallah and Masha Allah, the accused accepted everything he said in the speech.
The lawyer further said that it is not right to decide on Fawad Chaudhry, the people behind the speech of the accused should be identified. A campaign is underway behind Fawad Chaudhry’s speech, the police are yet to investigate the accused’s statement.
Fawad Chaudhry stated in court that in the case, the section of sedition was also imposed on me, I was included in the ranks of Bhagat Singh and Nelson Mandela. Similar things were said against the freedom fighters, I did not give a speech, I gave a media speech, my words were misquoted.
The PTI leader said there is no case against me, the plaintiff’s lawyer means that criticism is rebellion, then democracy will end, no one will be able to criticize. Can’t criticize anyone. He said I am the spokesperson of Tehreek-e-Insaaf, what I am talking about is my party’s policy, what I am talking about is not necessarily my personal opinion.
Fawad Chaudhry said it is unfortunate that cases are made against opponents in the country’s politics, sometimes we are at the top and sometimes at the bottom.
Later, Duty Magistrate Naveed Khan reserved the decision on the plea of physical custody.