Shahbaz Gill Reaches IHC in Ambulance, Bailable Arrest Warrant Issued To Ahmad Yousaf

June 4, 2023


Shahbaz Gill Reaches IHC in Ambulance, Bailable Arrest Warrant Issued To Ammad Yousaf

Shaeran Rufus

ISLAMABAD: Shahbaz Gill, PTI leader was brought by Ambulance to the Islamabad High Court on Friday. Gill, former special assistant to Imran Khan has been facing several serious allegations over his controversial remarks against the Pakistani establishment.

Shahbaz Gill was seen on a stretcher with an oxygen mask outside the court. Gill has been facing health issues, prior to last month when he was admitted to Lahore’s Services Hospital with difficulty in breathing. He was arrested on sedition charges and instigating the public against the state institutions.

In an FIR filed, Gill, the PTI leader on the ARY news channel passed a comment regarding the rankings of the military officers. However, he was granted bail.

Today’s Hearing

In the today’s hearing, Burhan Muazzam, Gill’s lawyer, and Rizwan Abbasi, prosecutor appeared in the court. Moreover, Tahir Abbas Sipra, Additional District and Sessions Judge along with Ammad Yousaf’s counselor were present in the courtroom.

Ammad Yousaf, Senior Executive Vice President of ARY was suffering from malaria and could not appear in court, said his lawyer. However, a request has been submitted seeking immunity from an in-person appearance along with Yusuf’s medical report.

Sipra, ADSJ in his disappointing remarks on Yousaf’s absence from the court issued an arrest warrant for Ammad Yousaf against a surety bond of Rs50, 000. The court had been adjourned till 20 January with strict instructions to the lawyers of both clients to be presented in the next hearing.

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