An Islamabad court on Friday reserved its verdict on a police request to extend the physical remand of senior PTI leader Shahbaz Gill in a sedition case.

Gill was produced before the court after the completion of two-day physical remand granted on Aug 10.

The verdict is scheduled to be announced at 10:30am.

During the hearing, the police requested for an extension in the remand.

The investigation officer told the court that the CD of the private TV channel’s programme in which Gill had made anti-army remarks has been acquired and the audio evidence matched.

On August 9, the Islamabad police arrested Gill for “inciting the public against state institutions”, according to the police spokesman.

A treason case was registered against him under sections 124-A (sedition), 505 (statements conducing to public mischief), and of the Pakistan Penal Code at the Kohsar police station with the city magistrate as the complainant.

Meanwhile, two PTI leaders Kanwal Shauzab and Ali Nawaz Awan finally arrived in court to show support to Gill. No one from the PTI leadership had gone to meet Gill in jail or came forward in his support since his arrest.


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