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An Islamabad court on Friday rejected a police request to extend the physical remand of senior PTI leader Shahbaz Gill, who was once earlier presented in court after the completion of his two-day remand in a sedition case.

The court, however, granted a judicial remand whilst announcing the verdict it had reserved earlier during the early morning hearing.

PTI leader Shahbaz Gill being taken to the courtroom during today’s hearing.

Gill was once earlier presented in court after the completion of two-day remand in a sedition case.

During the hearing, the police requested for an extension in Gill’s remand.
The investigation officer told the court that the CD of the private TV channel’s programme in which Gill had made anti-army remarks has been acquired and the audio proof matched.

On August 9, the Islamabad police officers arrested Shahbaz Gill for “inciting the public against state institutions”, in accordance to the spokesman of the Islamabad police.

A treason case was registered against him at Kohsar Police Station under several sections Pakistan Penal Code, such as 124-A (sedition), 131 (abetting mutiny, or trying to seduce a soldier, sailor or airman from his duty), 153 (wantonly giving provocation with intent to purpose rebellion if rioting be committed; if not committed), 153-A (promoting enmity between different groups, etc), and 505 (statements conducing to public mischief), 506 (punishment for crook intimidation), among others.

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