ATC Revokes Arrest Warrant For Marriyum Aurangzeb
On Saturday, an anti-terrorism court (ATC) nullified the arrest warrant issued for Marriyum Aurangzeb, a leader of the Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N), in connection with a hate speech case. Aurangzeb had appeared before the ATC in Lahore to address the allegations, leading the court to cancel the previously issued arrest warrant. The case’s hearing has been adjourned until January 6.
In the preceding month, the ATC had issued a non-bailable arrest warrant for Marriyum Aurangzeb in a hate speech case, alongside PML-N leader Javed Latif and others.
During the recent court session, Latif marked his attendance, while Aurangzeb’s non-appearance prompted the issuance of the arrest warrant, which was subsequently annulled. The court instructed Latif and others to attend the next hearing scheduled for December 9, leading to the adjournment of further proceedings.
The case originated from a press conference held by Latif in Islamabad, resulting in an FIR lodged at the Green Town police station based on a complaint by Imam Masjid Irshad-ul-Rehman. The FIR accused Latif of intentionally inciting people against the PTI chief through false statements, allegedly in consultation with Marriyum Aurangzeb and others.