Islamabad court rejects Sheikh Rashid’s post-arrest bail plea in Zardari remarks case


An Islamabad district and sessions court rejected on Tuesday Awami Muslim League (AML) chief Sheikh Rashid’s post-arrest bail petition in a case pertaining to his remarks against former president Asif Ali Zardari.

The Islamabad police had arrested the PTI ally on Feb 2 for remarks he made against former president Asif Ali Zardari and had granted the police his two-day physical remand the same day.

Upon completion of his physical remand, an Islamabad court had on Feb 4 sent Rashid on a 14-day judicial remand in the case filed at the city’s Aabpara Police Station, rejecting the police request for another physical remand.

The same day Rashid submitted a petition to the local magistrate court.