Sheikh Rashid sent to jail on 14-day judicial remand in Zardari remarks case

An Islamabad court on Saturday sent Awami Muslim League (AML) leader and PTI ally Sheikh Rashid to jail on 14 days judicial remand after he was arrested on Thursday for allegedly making defamatory remarks against the PPP leadership.

An Islamabad court had granted police his two-day physical remand on Thursday for remarks he made against former president Asif Ali Zardari.

Rashid was presented today before the court of Judicial Magistrate Umar Shabbir amid strict security, where the police requested the court for another five-day physical remand of the AML chief along with a photogrammetric test.

However, his lawyers, Abdul Razzaq Khan and Intizar Panjhota, asked for all cases against him to be dismissed. The court sent Rashid on a 14-day judicial remand while rejecting the police request for a physical remand.

While being brought to the court, Rashid told reporters that if anything happened to him on his way to Karachi, “Asif Zardari, Bilawal, Shehbaz, Mohsin Naqvi […]” should be held responsible.

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