Imaan Mazari apologises for derogatory remarks

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Imaan Mazari-Hazir

Human rights activist Imaan Mazari on Monday unequivocally apologised at the Islamabad High Court (IHC) for her derogatory remarks against institutions.

The case was registered against the daughter of former human rights minister Shireen Mazari at Islamabad’s Ramna Police Station under PPC Sections 138 (Abetment of act of insubordination by soldier) and 505 (Statements conducing to public mischief).

The lawyer had issued remarks against the institutions when her mother was detained by Punjab’s anti-corruption department in a case related to the encroachment of a piece of land in District Rajanpur.

In the FIR, the complainant had said: “The above-named lady abused the senior military leadership of the Pakistan Army. Her derogatory statements are highly disparaging.”

During Monday’s hearing, Imaan Mazari appeared before the court along with her lawyer. Her counsel told the court that they became part of the investigation despite reservations on the court’s orders. “We were giving a statement to the police but they were recording something else.