Wed, 06 Dec 2023

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -On Monday, Additional Sessions Judge Tahir Abbas granted pre-arrest bail to Sher Afzal Khan Marwat, the lawyer for Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan, in an assault case filed by Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Senator Afnan Ullah Khan.

The lawyer applied in the sessions court for pre-arrest bail after a case was filed against him for allegedly assaulting a PML-N senator during a live TV show.

The sessions judge granted Marwat bail until October 4 in exchange for a Rs5,000 surety bond.

On Saturday, Senator Afnan filed a first information report (FIR) against Marwat at Islamabad's Aabpara Police Station.

In the FIR, the senator claimed that Marwat threatened to kill him and that videos and other evidence of the incident were available.

"During the heated debate, Mr. Sher Afzal Marwat suddenly attacked me and tried to hit me and also threatened that I will face consequences and he will not spare me and gave life threats," he wrote in the complaint.

He said the PTI leader had also posted about attacking him on X (Twitter).

In a video that went viral last week, the set of a private television channel looked like a wrestling ring, with the two political leaders scuffling violently after a heated argument.

Both parties confirmed the incident, which was also shared by the senator on X.

The argument between the two escalated into the use of abusive language when, all of a sudden, Marwat attacked the senator.

At first, they pushed each other, then slapped and began punching each other.

It was only through the intervention of the TV show crew that both politicians were separated.

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