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Lt Gen (retd) Amjad Shoaib sent on three-day physical remand

Former Army officer, Lt. Gen. (retd.) Amjad Shoaib, arrested by police in Islamabad on charges of incitement during a TV appearance last week

Lt Gen (retd) Amjad Shoaib has been sent on three-day physical remand on Monday.

As reported, a defence analyst and Lieutenant General (retd) Amjad Shoaib was arrested on Monday after a case was registered against him on charges of inciting the public against institutions.

Lt Gen (retd) Amjad Shoaib was presented in the court of Judicial Magistrate Abbas Shah after he was arrested by the Islamabad Police early Monday morning.

At the hearing, the prosecution informed the court about the case registered against the former three-star general and requested a seven-day physical remand.

The first information report (FIR) is reported to have been lodged at the Ramna police station by Magistrate Owais Khan on Sunday.

The FIR invokes section 153A (promoting enmity between different groups, etc) and 505 (statements conducing to public mischief) of the Pakistan Penal Code.

In the complaint, Magistrate Khan said that the retired general while appearing in an interview on BOL TV show ‘Imran Khan Bol Kay Saath’ aired on Saturday — passed statements that “incited the government officials and opposition from performing their government and legal duties”.

The FIR quoted Shoaib as saying that the Jail Bharo court arrest movements could not produce the required outcomes because it was only the people who were bearing pain and agony in it, while “narcissist and shameless rulers sitting atop didn’t care the least about it”.

Saman Siddiqui

Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.

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