In a major development, the Balochistan High Court (BHC) ordered that the first information reports (FIR) registered against PTI Senator Azam Swati be quashed.
According to the details, Justice Muhammad Hashim Khan Kakar heard the case. During the hearing, the court also gave the orders to release the PTI senator while demanding that all FIRs registered against him be withdrawn.
The orders were issued by the BHC on a petition filed by the senator’s son against the registration of the cases in Balochistan.
Reacting to the news, PTI leaders are lauding the Balochistan High Court for ending the cases against Azam Swati.
— Ch Fawad Hussain (@fawadchaudhry) December 9, 2022
Bravo! Balochistan High Court. pic.twitter.com/WAT0eonAQu
— Taimur Khan Jhagra (@Jhagra) December 9, 2022
— PTI Peshawar (@PTIPeshawar) December 9, 2022
FIRs against Azam Swati in Balochistan
Azam Swati is booked in multiple cases across the country for his controversial tweets against military officials.
Five FIRs were registered in Balochistan against Azam Swati for his controversial tweets against senior military officers. The FIRs were registered against the PTI leader in Kuchlak, Hub, Zhob, and two other areas of the province.
The Balochistan police had arrested the PTI senator last week and he was in their custody after a local court in Quetta approved the law enforcement agency’s request for a physical remand.
At the time of his arrest, the senator was already on judicial remand in Rawalpindi’s Adiala Jail, following his detention for a second time in the case of a controversial tweet on November 27.
PTI Chairman Imran Khan criticized the Balochistan police’s arrest of Azam Swati, claiming that it was “endangering” to him and that Swati had “serious chest pain and breathing troubles” when Quetta police removed him from the hospital and transported him to an unidentified location.
Equally outrageous is what is being considered such a great crime would in entire civilised world be considered his democratic right to criticise. He must be released immediately. Sad to see our justice system unwilling to stop repeated violations of Swati's basic human rights.
— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) December 2, 2022
PT Senator Azam Swati had also approached the BHC over the case and earlier this week the court issued directives that no more cases be registered against the senator.