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Faisal Raza Abidi sent to prison in contempt case

ISLAMABAD: A court in Islamabad on Saturday sent former Pakistan People’s Party senator Faisal Raza Abidi to prison on judicial remand. 

Police produced the former PPP leader before District and Sessions Judge Sohail Nasir after expiry of his two-day physical remand.

Faisal Raza Abidi was arrested from outside the Supreme Court premises on Oct 10 in a contempt of court case.

On Sep 21, the capital police had registered a case against former senator Faisal Raza Abidi for using derogatory and defamatory language against the chief justice.

The case was registered at the Secretariat police station under PPC’s sections 228, 500, 505(ii) and 34 read with the ATA 1997 on a complaint lodged by Supreme Court Public Relations Officer Shahid Hussain Kambyo.

According to the FIR, in a video, which went viral on social media, the accused used highly abusive, contemptuous, and threatening language against state institutions.

The former senator has been accused of leveling accusations against individuals holding the highest constitutional posts.

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