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Monday, April 15, 2024

Shahbaz Gill ready to apologize

During the hearing today, Shahbaz Gill's counsel said he could never think of committing treason, rather, the transcript of his statement was altered to misquote him.

In a major development, PTI leader Shahbaz Gill is ready to apologize. His counsel revealed told the court today that Shahbaz Gill is willing to tender an apology in the sedition case charged against him.

According to the details, a session court on Monday led the proceedings of the sedition case against Shahbaz Gill. Additional District and Sessions Judge Zafar Iqbal resumed the hearing of a petition seeking interim bail of the PTI leader.

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During the hearing, his counsel said Shahbaz Gill could never think of committing treason, rather, the transcript of his statement was altered to misquote him. However, Shahbaz Gill is ready to address any misunderstanding and will even offer an apology to address the confusion.

Sedition case against Shahbaz Gill

Shahbaz Gill was arrested on August 9 at Bani Gala Chowk by the Islamabad police. He was subsequently booked on charges of sedition and inciting members of state institutions against the Pakistan Army.

Furthermore, apart from sedition charges, another case has been registered against Shahbaz Gill for the possession of an illegal weapon. To clarify, the police had raided Shahbaz Gill’s room in the Parliament Lodges and recovered weapons, a mobile phone, satellite phone, and USBs. Moreover, his wallet, which was missing, was also recovered in which two of his CNICs were also found. Along with all these two passports were also recovered.

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Moreover, PTI, since Gill’s arrest, has been repeatedly alleging that he has been tortured, humiliated, and sexually assaulted in police custody, however, the police and government deny all claims. The police of the federal capital termed Gill’s illness “an excuse”, saying that the medical board had declared him “completely fit”.

During the raid at his Parliament Lodge’s residence also, Gill told journalists that he had been “sexually assaulted”.