'Derogatory' remarks case: Faisal Raza Abidi sent to jail on judicial remand

'Derogatory' remarks case: Faisal Raza Abidi sent to jail on judicial remand

Islamabad (Staff Report): The sessions court on Saturday sent former senator Faisal Raza Abidi to jail on judicial remand.

Abidi was presented before the court of district and sessions judge Nasir after his two-day physical remand by an anti-terrorism court ended.

During the hearing, the sessions judge ordered Faisal Raza be sent to prison on judicial remand.

An anti-terrorism court (ATC) on October 11 handed former senator Faisal Raza Abidi over to police on two-day physical remand.

Earlier on the same day, the Islamabad High Court (IHC) had also rejected Abidi's petition to dismiss terror charges against him.

During the hearing, Justice Moshin Akhtar Kayani that the judiciary and chief justice were being openly threatened. "The attitude of threatening the judiciary is wrong," he remarke

Abidi's lawyer denied the charge when asked whether his client was guilty of contempt. The lawyer said that that his client only used harsh words and did not commit contempt of court.

On October 10, Faisal Raza Abidi, the former Senator of Pakistan People's Party (PPP), was arrested by the Secretariat police after he appeared before the Supreme Court in 'derogatory' remarks case.

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).

The Sindh government on September 28 gave permission to Islamabad police for arresting Abdi.