SHC seeks details of cases against Azam Swati

Judge asks Sindh police about multiple FIRs against one offence.

SHC seeks details of cases against Azam Swati from police chief.

The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Monday directed Inspector General of Police (IGP) Ghulam Nabi Memon to submit a report regarding cases against Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Azam Swati in the province.

Justice Muhammad Karim Khan Agha of the SHC issued directives today during the hearing of the Perween Rehman murder case.

IGP Ghulam Nabi was present in the court when the judge asked about the multiple first information reports (FIRs) registered against the PTI senator.

Swati is currently in Sindh police custody for three days in two cases over his controversial tweets about senior military leaders.

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He was arrested over a “highly obnoxious campaign of intimidating tweets […] against state institutions” by the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on November 27 from Islamabad and has been in detention since then — first in Quetta and now in Sindh’s Qambar.