ISLAMABAD: A local court has approved extension in Senator Hafiz Hamdullah’s bail till July 15 in a case pertaining to alleged harassment of woman rights activist Marvi Sirmed.
Additional Session Judge Raja Asif Mehmood heard the bail plea today (Thursday).
It may be mentioned here that Hamdullah was booked for allegedly verbally abusing and trying to physically attack Marvi Sirmed during a live television debate on honour killing.
The incident happened in NewsONE’s program 10pm with Nadia Mirza, when Hafiz Hamdullah of Jamiat Ulema-e-Isla Fazal (JUI-F) became furious at Marvi Sarmad for speaking against honour killing.
According to the footage widely circulated on social media, the lawmaker used foul language against the activist and tried to attack her.
Marvi lodged a complaint with the Margalla police station and the case was registered against the senator.
The lawmaker‘s JUI-F party is an ally of the government of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.