ISLAMABAD: The Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) on Friday granted three-day remand of journalist Mohsin Baig.
During the proceedings, Inspector Sajid Cheema said they had to recover the pistol used by the reporter, to which Mohsin Baig’s lawyer replied that it had been seized by the police.
Meanwhile, Mohsin Baig said it would not matter to him even if he was remanded in custody for another 15 days.
Earlier in the day, the Islamabad High Court (IHC) directed the authorities to allow journalist Mohsin Baig to meet his lawyer.
IHC Chief Justice Athar Minallah told the hearing requesting the dismissal of the case against the journalist that no one other than the accused can file a petition to dismiss the case. The Chief Justice said we did not know whether the defendant wanted to dismiss his case.
In a briefing to Prime Minister Imran Khan on Feb 17, Attorney-General (AG) Niyazura Niazi said that the additional session judge in the Mohsin Baig case had rushed the order and did not meet the legal requirements.
Islamabad Attorney General Nyazura Niazi visited Prime Minister Imran Khan and briefed him on the case of journalist Mosin Baig.
During the meeting, Attorney-General Islamabad Niyazura Niazi told Prime Minister Imran that “some elements against PTI have given the wrong colour to the issue”. No one is above the law. He added that Mohsin Baig injured FIA officials.
The attorney general went on to say that Mohsin Baig shot and threatened police and FIA personnel.
Prime Minister Imran Khan said the law was equal for all, adding that the opposition had no agenda to criticize the government.
He said constructive criticism would benefit the Pakistan Justice Movement (PTI) government. “The opposition is launching criticism of the government without any agenda,” he added.