Court approves 3-day physical remand of Amjad Shoaib

A local court in the federal capital has approved a three-day physical remand of Lieutenant General (retd) Amjad Shoaib.

Earlier, when Lt. Gen (retd) Amjad Shoaib was presented in the court and prosecution demanded a 7-day Physical remand of the defendant.

The plea for physical remand was contested by Lt.Gen (retd) Shoaib’s attorney Mudassir Khalid Abbasi, who instead asked the court to dismiss the matter.

The attorney declared, “The sections added to the FIR do not apply to Amjad Shoaib. His client had simply provided an example of one particular circumstance.”

The attorney added that his client was also being harassed while claiming that the case against Shoaib was filed for political grounds.

“If fair criticism is incorrect, then remove opposition from the system,” Abbasi argued.

The third attorney for Shoaib, Riasat Ali Azad, declared before the court that his client is a patriot. He revealed that his client had participated in the wars of 1965 and 1971.

The former military officer’s three attorneys then asked the court to dismiss the case.

Whereas, the request to dismiss the case was rejected by the prosecution.

However, Court only allowed 3-day of remand.

The former military commander was detained by the Islamabad Police early this morning on suspicion of inciting the populace against national institutions.

He was then brought before Judicial Magistrate Abbas Shah today.