Punjab govt approaches LHC against MNA’s bail

Amraiz Khan

The Punjab government on Monday filed a writ petition in the Lahore High Court (LHC) against the session court’s decision in which the court had granted bail to PML-N MNA Javed Latif in an anti-state remarks case.

The Punjab government through prosecutor has filed a petition in the Lahore High Court (LHC) challenging the release of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Javed Latif on bail.

The prosecutor was of the view that MNA Mian Javed Latif made a speech against state institutions so the accused should not be given bail. He claimed, “The session court approved his bail plea while neglecting the facts in the case”.

It is worth mentioning here that on June 09, a sessions court granted post-arrest bail to Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) MNA Mian Javed Latif in a case pertaining to anti-state remarks.

Additional Sessions Judge Mohammad Hafizur Rehman approved the PML-N leader’s bail subject to submission of two surety bonds worth Rs200,000 each.

Advocate Farhad Ali Shah, who represented the accused, stated before the court that his client is a political worker.

A treason case has been filed against member of national assembly (MNA) Javed Latif on ill-founded accusations, he added.

The applicant, who is a member of the National Assembly, is in jail on judicial remand, the lawyer said, adding the First Information Report (FIR) was lodged on the basis of his statement in a TV show.

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