An Additional District and Sessions Court here on Wednesday extended interim bail of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Mian Javed Latif till April 27 in a case pertaining to allegedly defaming state institutions.
Additional District and Sessions Judge Wajid Minhas heard the case. The counsel for Javed Latif presented a Covid-19 diagnosis report of his client, showing him infected with the virus. “My client has been tested positive for Covid-19 and currently is in self-isolation.”
The court while suspecting the report ordered Javed Latif to undergo another test and directed concerned authorities to verify his Covid report, presented before the court.
Later, the court accepted the plea of the PML-N leader, seeking exemption from the hearing and extended his interim bail till April 27.
According to the FIR, Javed Latif deliberately defamed the state institutions and carried out hate speech.
Applicant Jameel Saleem had urged the authorities to take action against MNA Mian Javed Latif under the Pakistan Prevention of Electronic Crime Act.