Court extends Azam Swati’s judicial remand for 14 days

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An Islamabad district and sessions court extended the judicial remand of PTI Senator Azam Swati for 14 days and directed the investigating officer to submit a challan at the next hearing.

Swati was initially booked by the Federal Investigation Agency in Islamabad over a “highly obnoxious campaign of intimidating tweets […] against state institutions” and subsequently arrested by the agency last month.

Later, multiple first information reports were registered against him in Sindh and Balochistan as well for using “derogatory language” and “provoking the people against the army”.

On Dec 1, an Islamabad court had approved Swati’s 14-day judicial remand in the FIA case, but the senator was handed over to Balochistan police a day later. He remained in Balochistan police’s custody for a week and was then handed over to Sindh police.