An anti-terrorism court (ATC) of Lahore on Monday ordered authorities to produce Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PML-N) leader and former information minister Marriyum Aurangzeb in the court after arresting her on December 9 in a case relating to deliver speech provoking others.
The ATC Judge Abhar Gull Khan conducted hearing of the case. The court issued non-bailable arrest warrant for Marriyum Aurangzeb for not attending court hearing.
The ATC judge directed the station house officer of the area concerned to ensure compliance with the court order.
A terrorism case has been registered against Aurangzeb, Mian Javed Latif, state-run Pakistan Television's Managing Director Sohail Khan and others for allegedly trying to incite hatred by using the religion card against Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan.
Latif and Aurangzeb were accused of making controversial remarks at the behest of their party leadership in order to spread religious hatred against the former prime minister.
In the previous hearing, the ATC judge cancelled the non-bailable arrest warrant against Latif after he appeared before the court.
On November 25, Advocate Farhad Ali Shah representing Javed Latif and Marritum Aurangzeb appeared before the court.
During the hearing, Judge Khan inquired about the whereabouts of the PML-N leaders and was informed that Latif had appeared while Aurangzeb had not.
Consequently, the judge issued a non-bailable arrest warrant for the former information minister and directed all suspects named in the case to appear before the court on December 9.