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Court extends physical remand of PML-N Javed Latif till 23 June

LAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Wednesday extended the judicial remand of PMLN’s MNA Javed Latif till 23 June under the case of allegedly giving anti-state remarks.

Judicial Magistrate Ahsan Raza heard the case as the PML-N leader was produced before him.

The magistrate asked the investigation officer (IO) of the case if he has finalised a challan, to which the latter replied that it is in the final phase and sought more time to submit it to the court.

The investigation officer requested the court to extend the judicial remand of the accused.

The court adjourned the case until June 23 when the IO is required to submit the charge sheet.

Meanwhile, Speaking outside the court, Mian Javed Latif said that PMLN supremo Mian Nawaz Sharif comes forward to save all provinces of Pakistan. He said that this time Punjabi will lead the movement adding that when Punjabi comes out, Pakistan will change.

This comes as a case has been registered against Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) MNA, Mian Javed Latif for making a controversial statement.

The case has been registered at the Township Police Station Lahore over the complaint of a citizen named Jameel Saleem for maligning state institutions.

According to the First Information Report (FIR), Javed Latif deliberately defaming the state institutions and carried out hate speech. Jameel Saleem further stated that the statement of the PML-N stalwart created hate between the party and the Pakistan People’s Party workers and he (Javed Latif) created chaos. He added that by the statement the PML-N leader tried to terrorise citizens.

Saleem has urged the authorities to take action against MNA Mian Javed Latif under the Pakistan Prevention of Electronic Crime Act. He has included Sections 120, 120-B, 153, 153-A, 500 and 500 1 –B in the FIR.

It is to be noted that Javed Latif had said during a current affairs show on a private TV channel that if anything happened to PML-N vice president Maryam Nawaz, the PML-N will not say “Pakistan Khappay”.

Raja Furqan Ahmed

Raja Furqan Ahmed is the News Editor of The Pakistan Daily.

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