Fawad says PTI ‘stands’ with Shahbaz Gill


Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leader Fawad Chaudhry said that what is happening to Shahbaz Gill is “the height of injustice” and the “entire party stands with him”.

Talking to the media at the Islamabad High Court (IHC), the PTI leader expressed his ‘shock’ over the court’s decision to issue a notice for tomorrow’s hearing regarding Gill’s physical remand.

“They only want this remand to torture [Gill],” said Fawad. He added that the government “is trying to run in the case and the government’s lawyers are not prepared to give arguments”.

“This matter should reach its resolution at the earliest,” he added. Fawad further said Gill was being targeted as he was “weak”.

Gill was arrested last week, on August 9, at Bani Gala Chowk in Islamabad after a video clip of his controversial remarks against a state institution went viral on social media. He was subsequently booked on charges of inciting mutiny in the military.

Last week the judicial magistrate had granted police two days physical remand of Gill after he was presented in front of a district and sessions court in Islamabad. However, following the expiration of that remand, the court rejected the police’s request for an extension and sent him to jail on judicial remand