An anti-terrorism court on Thursday (April 2) acquitted former senator and Pakistan Peoples’ Party leader Faisal Raza Abidi in a case pertaining to anti-judiciary remarks.
Abdidi along with others during an an interview used “highly insulting and inappropriate language” against former chief justice Saqib Nisar, as mentioned in a first information report (FIR) filed against him. The former senator had been arrested on October 10, 2018.
The complaint was registered by the apex court’s Public Relations Officer under Pakistan Penal Code’s sections 228, 500, 505(ii) and 34 along with Anti-Terrorism Act (ATA). Earlier the Supreme Court had accepted his unconditional apology for using defamatory and inappropriate language against judiciary.
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20 July, 2019