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ISLAMABAD: A PPP chief accused of insulting the chief justice, has mentioned that he was not in his senses whereas he made the derogatory remarks in opposition to Justice Gulzar Ahmed. 

Masoodur Rehman Abbasi, a PPP office-bearer from Karachi’s PS-114 constituency, appeared earlier than a four-member bench of the apex courtroom to reply for his outburst in opposition to Chief Justice Gulzar Ahmed Tuesday. 

The courtroom had ordered police to current Abbasi and reply for his profane remarks. A video, earlier this month, went viral on social media wherein Abbasi may be seen and heard making derogatory remarks in regards to the chief justice. 

Justice Umar Ata Bandial, who’s heading the bench, requested the accused to submit his response in writing, including {that a} verbal assertion from him wouldn’t assist in deciding the case.

Justice Ijaz-ul-Ahsan inquired whether or not Abbasi was in his sense when he spoke derogatory phrases for the chief justice.

“No sir, I used to be not in my senses,” Abbasi responded.

Justice Bandial, nonetheless, requested the accuse to seek the advice of his counsel after which submit a reply in writing.

Audio, video clip unedited and real, says FIA

The FIA submitted an interim report concerning the case, saying that Abbasi’s audio and video clip are each real and unedited.

To confirm the clip’s authenticiy, the FIA consultant instructed the courtroom that it had the digital forensic lab to conduct a forensic evaluation of the video clip.

The lab replied by saying that the video had been uploaded on numerous social media platforms. The video was two minutes and 15 seconds lengthy and that it was first uploaded on Fb and later posted by totally different folks on different websites, together with You Tube.

The FIA mentioned it had preserved knowledge of the Fb accounts which had uploaded the video. 

‘My occasion has abandoned me’

The courtroom requested the accused whether or not he was assured that the video, wherein he may be seen abusing the chief justice, was not tampered with. In response, Abbasi admitted his mistake and mentioned he revered the judiciary.

The accused instructed the courtroom that he felt dejected as his occasion had suspended his primary membership and “has abandoned me”.

Justice Bandia defined to Abbasi that the courtroom meant to wrap proceedings of the case as quickly as potential. Nonetheless, he additionally mentioned that the courtroom will determine whether or not or to not appoint a prosecutor to assemble proof in opposition to the accused.

In response to an inquiry from the bench, the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) mentioned it could take away the controversial clip from social media solely after the Federal Investigation Company (FIA) accomplished its inquiry.

PTA’s Director Basic (Legislation) Sajjad Awan instructed the courtroom that eradicating the clip from social media might adversely affect the progress of the investigation.

The bench instructed the PTA to coordinate with the FIA to have the clip eliminated, noting that the Pakistan Digital Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) had knowledgeable the courtroom that the speech was not aired on digital media.

Justice Aijaz-ul-Ahsan requested the extra attorney-general to current the proof he had gathered so removed from the inquiry in courtroom ” in authorized kind”.

The Supreme Courtroom requested the lawyer normal to help the authorities in amassing authorized materials, earlier than suspending proceedings of the case until Friday.

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