Lahore High Court announces verdict against cancellation of Captain (R) Safdar Awan bail plea

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Lahore High Court announces verdict against cancellation of Captain (R) Safdar Awan bail plea

LAHORE: Lahore High Court announces verdict against cancellation of Captain (R) Safdar Awan bail plea.

The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Monday turned down a petition of Punjab government seeking cancellation of the bail of retired Capt Safdar Awan in a hate speech case.

Justice Malik Shahzad Ahmed Khan while hearing the government petition declared it non-maintainable.

Deputy Prosecutor General sought adjournment of the case hearing for the next date.

The bench however, denied the prosecution request and asked the government lawyer to present his arguments.

Deputy Prosecutor General argued that Capt Safdar Awan talked against the state institutions at the sessions court. His talk with the media was objectionable, he said.

“You are saying Capt Safdar Awan protested against the government,” the bench remarked. The government itself had staged protests then it should also be booked in a case,” the bench said.

Having no objection over the protest but it should remain within the boundary of the law, the state counsel responded.

He was also engaged in scuffles with policemen during hearing of a case against Maryam Nawaz, the state counsel said.

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