A District and Sessions court of Islamabad on Tuesday dismissed the post-arrest bail petition of Imran Khan’s close aide and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Shahbaz Gill, a day after it reserved its ruling in the sedition case.
Additional District and Sessions Judge Zafar Iqbal pronounced the reserved verdict on Gill’s bail plea after hearing in-length arguments from both parties, Dawn reported.
In yesterday’s hearing, Gill’s counsel revealed that the PTI chief’s aide was willing to tender an apology for any misunderstandings.
During the hearing, Gill’s co-counsel, Burhan Muazzam, acknowledged that Gill’s comments had caused a misunderstanding, adding that his client was ready to dispel it, Dawn reported.
“Shahbaz Gill is ready to apologize as well but who gave [them] the right to frame a sedition charge after targeting various points,” Muazzam said, adding that Gill had never even thought of treason.
Gill’s counsel concluded his arguments, after which the prosecution also wrapped up its arguments following which the judge reserved the verdict on Gill’s bail application and adjourned the hearing.