In hate speech case, ATC arrests Marriyum Aurangzeb

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RAWALPINDI: A Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Marriyum Aurangzeb was on Monday ordered to be arrested under a hate speech case dismissed by an Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) in Lahore. Authorities will have to produce the former minister in court on December 9 under the same case.

As a result of the arrest warrant being issued by ATC Judge Abher Gul Khan, the station house officer (SHO) concerned was ordered to execute the arrest orders issued for the PML-N leader. 

Due to the former information minister’s failure to appear before the court, a non-bailable arrest warrant was issued against him. 

In a related case, Aurangzeb and Mian Javed Latif of the state-run Pakistan Television Network, along with Managing Director Sohail Khan of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), have been charged with terrorism for allegedly using the religion card to incite hatred against Imran Khan, Chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI).

As part of their campaign to spread religious hatred against the former prime minister, Latif and Aurangzeb were accused of making statements at the direction of the leadership of their party in order to spread controversial remarks.

The previous hearing, where Latif appeared before the ATC judge, was the occasion for the judge to cancel the arrest warrant that was issued against him without the possibility of bail.

Javed Latif and Marritum Aurangzeb were represented by Advocate Farhad Ali Shah before the Appellate Court on November 25 as part of their appeal. 

During the hearing, Judge Khan inquired whereabouts of PML-N leaders Latif had appeared while Aurangzeb had not appeared before him, and as a result he learned that Latif had appeared but Aurangzeb had not.

It has been decided by the judge that the former Minister of Information will not be released on bail and that all of the suspects named in the case should appear in court on December 9 in order to be tried.

After the political leaders failed to appear in court on their first appearance, the warrant was issued after the warrant was issued. After reviewing the former minister of information’s application for acquittal, the judge set a deadline of December 9 for the prosecution to respond to the acquittal application.

During her trial, Aurangzeb asserted that as a result of the speeches she gave on talk shows, she did not contribute to the incitement that was instigated. The actress distanced herself from any accusations made against her during these shows, emphasizing her innocence and calling for her acquittal from any charges brought against her.

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