LAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Wednesday extended the physical custody of PMLN’s MNA Javed Latif for 14 more days under the case of allegedly giving anti-state remarks.
Police produced the lawmaker before the court on the expiry of his previous two-day physical remand and requested that his remand be extended for further investigation.
Javed Latif’s lawyer, opposing the remand extension plea.
However, the court further extended a 14-day physical remand of Javed Latif after hearing arguments.
During the hearing, PMLN leader Jatif Latif said that “I ask the court what is my sin?”
“We made mistakes when the country was broken. These situations should be discussed,” Javed Latif said in court.
He further added that “If the situation in East Pakistan had been discussed, it would not have been a tragedy.”
“It’s time to fix our house,” PMLN Leader said.
“People of Punjab are being called traitors, If we talk, we are called traitors,” Javed Latif.
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”.