Lahore sessions court issues arrest warrants for Shahbaz Gill

LAHORE: A Lahore sessions court has issued bailable arrest warrants for Special Assistant to Prime Minister (SAPM) on Political Communication Shahbaz Gill.

According to the details, Additional Sessions Judge Husnain Azhar Shah on Thursday heard a defamation suit filed against Gill by a company.

The petition was filed by the Albayrak Group. It stated that the company has recently launched an 18m long metro bus in the country, which is reportedly better than normal buses.

Gill alleged that the group has signed the project with the government at the rate of $3.68 per kilometre, out of which $1.85 per kilometre was paid to PML-N leader Shehbaz Sharif’s son Suleman Shahbaz.

The petitioner claimed that the politician had made false and baseless allegations against the firm during a show on a private TV channel.

The judge issued his arrest orders after Gill failed to appear in court and has summoned him to appear in person on November 1.

The judge said that the court had been waiting for Gill’s representative all day but he did not appear. The case was fixed for acquittal, however, in these circumstances, bailable arrest warrants were issued.

Meanwhile, Gill will have to appear in court after submitting surety bonds worth Rs30,000.

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