ATC record Abidi’s statement in defamation case


ISLAMABAD: An anti-terrorism court (ATC) Friday resuming the hearing of a case pertaining to usage of inappropriate and derogatory language in an interview over a web TV by the former PPP Senator Faisal Raza Abidi against the former Chief Justice of Pakistan recorded Abidi’s statement in the matter.

The hearing was resumed in the court of ATC judge Shahrukh Arjumand whereas the accused Faisal Raza Abidi was also present in the court.

During the hearing, Abidi disclosed before the court that allegations leveled against him were unfair and unjustifiable.

Abidi claimed that his tone was harsh but was not intended to ridicule anyone adding that Supreme Court had already forgiven me in the matter in a suo moto case.

He said his interview was a proven fact but the prosecution had failed to prove the allegations leveled against him.

Two co-accused Hans Masroor and Ahsan Saleem had already recorded their statement in the case.

Later, the judge adjourned the hearing till April 9 for arguments over Abidi’s statement.

It is worth mentioning that charges had already been framed against the former PPP Senator in the said case.

Abidi was booked in October 2018 in this case by the Secretariat Police after registering first information report.