An Islamabad magistrate on Sunday approved two-day physical remand of PTI leader Azam Swati after his arrest on controversial statements and tweets against military officers.

Swati was detained by the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) for the second time this morning after a new case was registered against him for making controversial tweets against senior military officers.

Magistrate Waqas Ahmed Raja announced the verdict he had reserved after hearing arguments from the FIA and Swati’s lawyers. The FIA had requested Swati’s physical remand for eight days.

Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Babar Awan, Shehzad Wasim and Imran Ismail were also present in the court.

During the hearing, the investigating officer informed the court that the senator was arrested as there were some controversial tweets posted by him on social media.

He said that the FIA seeks to recover the senator’s Twitter account, mobile and other things.

“Azam Swati is admitting that he did the tweet,” he added.

The senator also told the court that the statement that was given was in front of everyone.

However, Swati’s counsel Babar Awan contended that the tweets that were done do not meet the sections mentioned in the first information report.

After hearing the arguments, the magistrate reserved the verdict in the case.


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