BHC orders to quash all FIRs registered against Azam Swati

QUETTA: The Balochistan High Court (BHC) on Friday ordered that first information reports (FIR) registered against PTI Senator Azam Swati for his controversial tweets against senior military officers be quashed.

The orders were issued by the BHC on a petition filed by the senator’s son against the registration of the cases in Balochistan.

Five FIRs were registered in Balochistan against Azam Swati for his controversial tweets against senior military officers.The FIRs were registered against the PTI leader in Kuchlak, Hub, Zhob and two other areas of the province.

The Balochistan police had arrest the PTI senator last week and was in their custody after a local court in Quetta approved the law enforcement agency’s request for a physical remand.

At the time of his arrest, the senator was already on judicial remand in Rawalpindi’s Adiala Jail, following his detention for a second time in the case of a controversial tweet on November 27. He was then shifted to Quetta under a transit remand acquired by the police.

The senator had then approached the BHC over the casee and earlier this week the court issued directives that no more cases be registered against the senator.

During the last hearing, the court had also sought a written report of the cases filed against the ailing Swati from the police chief.

Controversial tweets cases

Swati is booked in multiple cases across the country for his controversial tweets against military officials.

He was first arrested in the case of a controversial tweet in October, after he posted a highly-hateful and threatening message against the army chief, judiciary, and other state institutions, on his official Twitter account.

The senator secured bail in that case.

But on November 27, FIA once again arrested him for using abusive language against the senior military officers, including former army chief Gen (retd) Qamar Javed Bajwa.