An anti-terrorism court on Friday extended the judicial remand of former Punjab chief minister Chaudhry Parvez Elahi till October 24 in connection with the Federal Judicial Complex violence case.
Owing to the leave of ATC judge Abul Hasnaat Zulqarain, the former chief minister was produced before judge Shahrukh Arjumand.
During Friday’s proceedings, when the judge inquired if the challan for Elahi had been submitted, the court staff informed that only an extension in the remand had to be made, while the investigation officer said that a challan and notice had been received for Parvez Elahi.
The judge, however, went on to fix October 24 as the next hearing.
Parvez Elahi, while interacting with reporters in the courtroom, he said that the next general elections would be meaningless without the participation of the PTI chairman. He however sounded confident that both the PTI chairman and vice-chairman would emerge successful in the cipher case.
Parvez Elahi also spoke about the substandard facilities being provided at the jail.
He further informed the media that the judge, who had visited the PTI chairman’s cell in Adiala Jail, did not visit him at his cell to see the facilities being provided to him.