A district court granted post-arrest bail to PML-N MNA Javed Latif in an FIR registered against him for allegedly defaming state institutions and for delivering hateful statements.
Latif’s counsel implored the court that his client had been implicated in a forged case merely to humiliate and embarrass him as he has nothing to do with this case.
The prosecution argued that the accused PML-N leader defamed state institutions through his statements on a TV show. The prosecution also argued that the bail plea of the accused be dismissed.
Police on March 19 registered a treason case against Latif for allegedly hurling insults at the state and against state institutions.
The FIR was been registered on the complaint of one Jameel Saleem under sections 120, 120B, 153, 153-A, 500 and 505(I) (B) and 506 of PPC.
In the FIR, it was stated that Latif hurled insults at the state, its institutions and its integrity, sowed the seeds of hatred in the minds of PPP and PML-N workers and spread chaos and panic among people by his statement.
The PML-N leader had violated criminal, national and constitutional laws by making the statement against national security and state institutions on a TV show. In the TV talk show, Latif had said: “If anything happened to PML-N Vice President Maryam Nawaz, the PML-N will not say Pakistan Khuppay.”