BHC bars filing of new cases against Swati

Azam Swati

Balochistan High Court Tuesday ordered that no more cases be registered against Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Senator Azam Swati, who is facing charges of slander against military officers in his tweets.

A two-member BHC bench consisting of Justice Kamran Khan Mulakhail and Justice Aamir Rana passed the order on a petition seeking the termination of cases against Swati.

The petition was filed by the PTI leader’s son Osman Swati.

Moreover, the court has also sought a written report of the cases filed against Swati from the police chief.

On Sunday, a Quetta court handed over Swati to police for a five-day physical remand in the case. The PTI lawmaker was arrested by the Balochistan Police from Islamabad and brought to Quetta.

At the time of his arrest, he was already on judicial remand in Adiala Jail, following his detention for a second time in the case of a controversial tweet on November 27. He was then shifted to Quetta under a transit remand acquired by the police.