Swati’s son approaches SHC for quashment of cases against father

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Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Senator Azam Swati’s son Osman Swati has approached the Sindh High Court (SHC) for quashing all six first information reports (FIRs) against his father registered in the province.

Earlier, the Balochistan High Court (BHC) had barred the authorities from registration of more cases against PTI Senator Swati and from moving him out of Quetta. Five FIRs were registered against him in the province following acquisition of bail from Islamabad court in a case pertaining to controversial tweets against senior military officials.

Subsequently, he was arrested from the federal capital after cases were registered against him in Balochistan. Since then, PTI Senator is in the physical custody of Balochistan police.

Osman Swati filed a petition on behalf of his father in the high court to quash all cases against him which were registered in the province.

He maintained that at least six cases have been registered against his father throughout the province and all should be quashed.

The petitioner maintained that all occurrences leading to registration of cases against his father happened in Punjab and that the cases against it should not be registered in another province.

He also cited a ruling of the Supreme Court ruling which bars registration of multiple cases of the same incident.