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ISLAMABAD: A complaint against Lieutenant General Amjad Shoaib (retd) for inciting the people against institutions was dismissed by an Islamabad district and sessions court on Thursday.
He was arrested on Monday and sent on a 3-day physical remand.
During the hearing today, Additional Sessions Judge Tahir Abbas Sipra announced the reserved verdict in the case and ordered Lt-Gen Shoaib’s (retd) immediate release.
The FIR against Lt-Gen Shoaib (retd) was registered under Sections 153A (promoting enmity between different groups, etc) and 505 (statements conducing to public mischief) of the Pakistan Penal Code (PPC).
It said that by his contentious comments on a TV broadcast, the former army officer incited people to rebel against authorities, tried to sow discord and disorder, and tried to establish law and order in the country.