Senior PTI leader Shahbaz Gill submitted a plea asking for bail in an Islamabad district and sessions court in the sedition case brought against him.
On Thursday, Gill’s petition was submitted on his behalf by attorney Faisal Chaudhry and other members of the PTI legal team.
According to the plea, the prosecution’s case against Gill is driven by “political malice” and “malafide intent”.
Gill stated in the plea, “I graduated from the top university and have since been a professor in both American and European universities.” He further said that a treason case against him could not be brought.
He said that during a live TV program, some of his comments were misinterpreted and placed in the FIR.
PTI has repeatedly urged that the party leader should be granted bail, claiming that while in police prison, he was subjected to humiliation, torture, and sexual abuse.
The trial court remanded Gill into judicial custody in response to the police’s plea for an extension of his physical remand in both the sedition case and a separate arms recovery case. Gill is currently on judicial remand.