Canada Global (Web News) Azam Swati, a senator for the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), was granted bail in the contentious tweets case by the Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Monday.
The ruling reserved earlier today by IHC Chief Justice Aamer Farooq, granted bail to the PTI leader in the case brought against him in November 2022, was made public.
The senator’s bail has been approved in exchange for Rs. 200 000 in surety bonds.
Since his arrest on November 27 for using derogatory language about senior military figures, including former army head General (retd) Qamar Javed Bajwa, Swati has been imprisoned. The elderly man insulted Bajwa with profanities.
Concerning the case filed against him on November 26, Swati filed a petition in the IHC requesting his release on bail. On December 21, trial court Judge Azam Khan rejected the senator’s initial plea because he believed he had committed the same crime twice.
The senator stated in his application that he did not criticise any institutions online. Despite an investigation, he continued, the prosecution has no evidence to support its case.
Swati is 75 years old, has heart illness, and jail time would be a penalty even if he were not found guilty because the sole evidence against him is documented, claims the motion.