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PTI Senator Azam Swati gets bail from IHC in controversial tweets case

PTI Senator Azam Swati Gets Bail From IHC In Controversial Tweets Case:

PTI Senator Azam Swati Gets Bail From IHC In Controversial Tweets Case

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court today granted to PTI Senator Azam Swati in his controversial tweets against Gen. Bajwa and others.

Chief Justice of IHC Amir Farooq announced the verdict on Monday afternoon. PTI senator submitted surety bonds of Rs200,000 to get bail.

Azam Swati was detained in Nov last year when for the second time for using abusive language against the top military officials, including General (retd) Qamar Javed Bajwa.

PTI Senator Swati had filed a petition in the Islamabad High Court seeking bail in this case, filed on November 26. Earlier, the court turned down his bail plea saying the senator had committed the same offence twice.

Azam Swati maintained in his bail application that he did not post derogatory remarks against any institution.

He also pointed out that the prosecution did not have proof against him.

Meanwhile, in his bail request, Swati said that he is 75 years old, a heart patient, and sending him to jail would be a conviction without offence.

Therefore, Islamabad High Court approved his bail on Monday.

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