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Islamabad’s court issues bail-able arrest warrant of Shehbaz Gill

Apparently Gill doesn’t want to proceed, Court directs to ensure attendance on next appearance

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Shehbaz Gill has been issued a bail-able arrest warrant from Islamabad’s court in a case of inciting rebellion against institutions and their chiefs.

Additional Sessions Judge Tahir Abbas Sapra heard the case against Shahbaz Gill in the District and Sessions Court Islamabad. Special Prosecutor Raja Rizwan Abbasi said that Shahbaz Gill’s lawyers had shown a very insensitive attitude. He said that Gill’s exemption from appearance was not being requested but the court was being mocked. He asserted that arrest warrants for Shahbaz Gill should be issued for absence.

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Gill’s lawyer Shehryar Tariq told the court that during the physical remand his client was medically examined. He told that Gill’s illness was diagnosed in the medical examination. According to the medical report, Shahbaz Gill was suffering from asthma and has been undergoing treatment in the hospital since December 7 according to the medical report he needed to use an oxygen mask.

He further said that Shahbaz Gill has been appearing before the court in the past as well but his health is not allowing him to appear before the court at present.

The judge inquired if there was a problem with smog in Lahore and why Shahbaz Gill was not coming to PIMS Hospital and getting treatment. His lawyer said that Gill did not have any residence in Islamabad and his oxygen level kept going up and down.

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The Additional Sessions Judge asked how many days of rest has been proposed to Shahbaz Gill. His lawyer said that he did not know how many days rest has been advised.

“Should the trial be postponed for an unlimited period of time?” the judge remarked. How many days of rest have you been told? The lawyer said that if anything happens to Shahbaz Gul on the way I will not advise him to come.

Judge Tahir Abbas Sapra said that after getting bail Gill appeared perfectly healthy, he participated in all political activities and apparently he did not want to proceed with the trial. The court said that bail-able arrest warrants were issued for Shahbaz Gill and he should submit a bail bond of Rs200,000 and ensure attendance on the next appearance.

The hearing of the case was adjourned till January 6.

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