No Case To Be Register Against Swati, Orders SHC - Capital TV

May 28, 2023


No Case To Be Register Against Swati, Orders SHC

Anum Razzaque

Sindh High Court (SHC) on Thursday disposed off Usman Swati’s petition and ordered no case should be registered against Pakistan Tehreek Insaf (PTI) leader Azam Swati in the province.

Chief Justice SHC heard the petition of Usman Swati, son of Azam Swati after Inspector General Police (IGP) Ghulam Nabi Memon, and prosecutor general Sindh Ayaz Tunio appeared before the court. 

During the proceeding, IGP Memon apologized to the court, and said, “My words have given the wrong impression”. 

The prosecutor presented an argument before the court, stating that the custody of Azam Swati has been shifted to Islamabad, the federal capital of the country. Hence added cases registered against the senator are converted into “C” class, so all cases have become unaffected, said the prosecutor.

A “C” class summary report is issued by the police in such matters when a criminal case was filed due to a mistake of fact or if the offense complained about is of civil nature.

He further said the aforementioned cases have been registered by private persons, and their narrative will be recorded, according to the constitution.

During the court proceeding, Justice KK Agha lauded the Sindh government and IGP Sindh for resolving the case and ordered that no case should be registered against Azam Swati in Sindh.

Controversial Tweets Case

Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) first arrested Azam Swati in October on controversial tweets against arm forces. He was later released on bail.

FIA arrested the senator again in November on an obnoxious campaign of intimidating tweets. During his custody PTI claimed that the senator was tortured by the agency.

The arrest came after the FIR was registered, in light of the Prevention of Crime Act (PECA) ordinance. After that many cases were registered against Swati in Sindh and Balochistan.

However, Balochistan High Court (BHC) last week canceled all cases registered against the PTI leader, after that SHC on the petition of his son Usman Swati, issued an order to prevent the registration of cases against the Senator.

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