Pak lawmaker arrested in treason case

Pak lawmaker arrested in treason case

Lahore, April 27

A Pakistani lawmaker was arrested right here on Tuesday on costs of treason.

Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) chief and former prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s shut aide Javed Latif was arrested by the Crime Investigation Agency (CIA) of Lahore Police after a classes court docket rejected his pre-bail petition in the treason case.

According to the FIR, Latif defamed state establishments and handed hateful remarks towards them.

He can also be accused of speaking about dismemberment of Pakistan in case something occurs to Sharif’s daughter Maryam Nawaz.

“If anything happens to PML-N Vice President Maryam Nawaz, the PML-N will not say Pakistan Khappay (stay united). PPP had made this slogan of Pakistan Khappay after assassination of Benazir Bhutto but the PMLN will not say this if anything happens to Maryam Nawaz,” Latif had stated in a TV discuss present.

He was speaking in the backdrop of alleged “life threats” being given to Maryam for taking up the army institution.

On March 20, Latif was booked on costs of treason and a case was registered towards the the Member of National Assembly (MNA) on the grievance of a non-public citizen, Jameel Saleem.

During the court docket listening to, Latif’s instructed the decide {that a} “plan to assassinate Maryam” had been ready and his shopper had talked about it in this context. He stated even Sharif had stated {that a} message to “smash” Maryam was conveyed to her.

The court docket rejected his bail plea observing that “the man who speaks against the mother land doesn’t deserve any concession”.

Meanwhile, Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly Shehbaz Sharif condemned Latif’s arrest. “The arrests of party workers and political leaders show the government’s bewilderment,” he stated in a press release. PTI


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