Shehbaz Gill will be indicted on February 27

Islamabad court rejects PTI leader’s acquittal plea; Gill has moved LHC to get his name off ECL

Islamabad Court has rejected Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Shehbaz Gill’s acquittal plea.

A local court in Islamabad rejected Gill’s discharge plea in a case of inciting revolt against institutions. Additional Sessions Judge Islamabad Tahir Abbas Sapra decided to indict Gill. The court said that Gill will be indicted on February 27.

Additional Sessions Judge Tahir Abbas Sapra heard the case while the attorney representing Shahbaz Gill, Shahryar Tariq, and the prosecutor Raja Rizwan Abbasi appeared before the court.

Gill has also filed a petition with the Lahore High Court (LHC) asking that his name be taken off the Exit Control List (ECL) in the sedition case so that he could go to the US for his professional obligations, research activities and administrative obligations.

In a plea submitted before the LHC, Gill said that because his wife broke her leg and was unable to move they cannot travel to Pakistan from their residence in the United States.

A case was registered against Shehbaz Gill at the Kohsar police station in Islamabad. He was charged with dividing the public against institutions.