Faisal Raza Abidi gets bail in ‘derogatory’ remarks case

Faisal Raza Abidi gets bail in ‘derogatory’ remarks case

Karachi (Staff Report): An anti-terrorism court (ATC) on Tuesday granted interim bail to former senator Faisal Raza Abidi in a case regarding using inappropriate words for the chief justice of Pakistan.

On Sept 21, a case was registered in the Secretariat Police Station under Pakistan Penal Code's sections 228, 500, 505(ii) and 34 along with Anti-Terrorism Act (ATA).

During Tuesday’s hearing regarding the ‘anti-judiciary remarks’, Judge Kausar Abbas Zaidi granted Abidi, who was present in the court along with his lawyer, bail until Oct 11 in anti-terrorism case.

The Islamabad High Court a day earlier had given the former PPP leader a day-long protective bail.

On Friday, Sindh government gave permission to Islamabad police for arresting Abdi.