Session court accepts PML-N stalwart Javed Latif bail application

Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) leader and Member National Assembly (MNA) Mian Javed Latif’s bail application has been accepted by the Lahore Session Court after which the court ordered the petitioner to submit two surety bonds of Rs200,000 each.

Earlier the day,  Lahore's Model Town Court's duty judicial magistrate Ahsan Raza extended the judicial remand of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Mian Javed Latif till June 23 in a case about anti-state statements.

During the hearing, the court inquired whether the challan of the case has been completed, to which the prosecution said that the challan was submitted to the prosecution on which objections were raised.

As per details, Javed Latif was arrested on April 27 after sessions court dismissed his bail plea for extension in a case about allegedly defaming state institutions.

A case has been registered against Mian Javed Latif for making a controversial statement.

The First Information Report (FIR), registered at the Township Police Station Lahore over the complaint of a citizen named Jameel Saleem.

As per the FIR statement, the PML-N leader deliberately defamed state institutions and carried out hate speech.

It has been further written that the statement of Javed Latif created hate between the workers of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and Pakistan People’s Party workers.

The case, in which several provisions including treason are included, was registered against member national at the Township Police Station Lahore over the complaint of a citizen named Jameel Saleem.

Jameel Sameel said that the statement created chaos and has urged the authorities to take action against the MNA under the Pakistan Prevention of Electronic Crime Act (PPCCA).

However, the provisions included in the case are 120, 120-B, 153, 153-A, 500 and 505-1B.

It is pertinent to mention here that Javed Latif, during an interview on a private TV channel had said that if anything happened to PML-N vice president Maryam Nawaz, the PML-N will not say “Pakistan Khappay”.

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