Court orders PTI MPA Nazir Chohan’s release on bail
The court accepted Mr Chohan’s bail application after submission of a declaration of settlement by his complainant Special Assistant to PM on Accountability and Interior forgiving Mr Chohan for questioning his faith.
Mr Akbar appointed Haroon Ilyas Advocate as his representative who submitted Mr Akbar’s declaration of settlement with Mr Chohan to the court.
Additional Sessions Judge Muhammad Arshad Phularwan heard the case.
In his FIR against MPA Chohan, the SAPM accused the latter of questioning his faith and delivering a hate speech against him, putting his life and reputation in danger.
On Sunday, the arrested MPA extended his apology to SAPM Akbar by recording a video message of apology. He also made direct contact with Mr Akbar on the telephone and apologized for his statement.
Mr Chohan told Mr Akbar that he sought his forgiveness for his statement in which he called the latter Qadiyani. He only not apologized to the SAPM but also to his family.
The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) filed a case against MPA Nazir Chohan on the complaint of SAPM Shahzad Akbar.
Mr Chohan was jailed on a 14-day judicial remand and shifted to Punjab Institute of Cardiology (PIC) on July 31 after suffering from chest pain.
Reporter Jamal-ud-Din Jamali