Court issues Swati’s non-bailable arrest warrant

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Azam Khan Swati addressing a press conference. — PID/File
Azam Khan Swati addressing a press convention. — PID/File

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Senator Azam Swati’s non-bailable arrest warrant was issued on Tuesday in a controversial tweets case after he failed to indicate up in an Islamabad court docket.

Particular Choose Central Azam Khan issued warrant on the Federal Investigation Company (FIA) request over Swati’s failure to seem earlier than the court docket.

In the course of the listening to of the case earlier at this time, the court docket additionally postponed Swati’s indictment within the case resulting from his absence.

FIA prosecutor Rizwan Abbasi requested the court docket to difficulty Swati’s non-bailable arrest warrants as he didn’t seem earlier than the court docket.

“We acted on the warrants [issued earlier]. Nonetheless, Azam Swati was not at his residence when [the officials] arrived there,” the investigating officer stated.

When requested on this regard, Swati’s lawyer expressed ignorance about Swati’s whereabouts and stated he couldn’t contact his shopper.

The decide, adjourning the listening to briefly, summoned the officer who was despatched to Swati’s house.

When the listening to resumed, Imtiaz, the FIA officer who was summoned, appeared earlier than the court docket.

He knowledgeable the court docket that neither Swati was current at house nor did anybody open the residence’s gate when he went there.

Then, the prosecutor reiterated his request to difficulty Swati’s non-bailable arrest warrants. Abbasi instructed the decide that in at this time’s period of digital media, individuals are conscious of occasions as they occur.

Swati’s lawyer intervened and stated that instances of politicians who left PTI after addressing press conferences had been disposed of. He requested the court docket to make sure that earlier than it points non-bailable arrest warrants, it ought to first ask legislation enforcers to observe up on the bailable arrest warrants.

“A excessive court docket ruling has set a priority that [authorities] ought to first adjust to bailable arrest warrants,” he stated.