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Faisal Raza Abidi sent on judicial remand to Adiala jail

ISLAMABAD: Ex-senator Faisal Raza Abidi has been sent to Adiala jail on judicial remand in a contempt of court charges he is facing.

The orders for a judicial remand were issued by a senior civil judge during the hearing.

The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) produced Abidi, a former Pakistan People’s Party leader, before Senior Civil Judge Amir Aziz and sought his three-day physical remand in order to complete investigation into the case.

Abidi’s counsel maintained that his client was not a terrorist but a former senator, engineer and a respectable citizen. Three cases were registered against Faisal Raza over a single allegation, he added.

The judge after hearing the arguments sent Abidi to Adiala jail on judicial remand.

Yesterday (Oct 19), a medical check-up of Faisal Raza Abidi was conducted on orders of the Supreme Court. A relatively routine activity turned ugly at the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) when supporters of Abidi and doctors indulged in bickering and nearly a brawl with each other.

It all started when supporters escorting Abidi insisted to enter the X-Ray room where the ex-Senator was due to undergo a scan. Doctors didn’t allow them and the confrontation ensued.

Abidi also reportedly lost his cool and slammed doctors for misbehaving with his people.

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

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.

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