ISLAMABAD: A medical check-up of former PPP senator, Faisal Raza Abidi, was conducted on orders of the Supreme Court yesterday.
A relatively routine activity turned ugly at the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) when supporters of Abidi and doctors indulged in bickering and nearly a brawl with each other.
It all started when supporters escorting Abidi insisted to enter the X-Ray room where the ex-Senator was due to enter to undergo a scan. Doctors didn’t allow them and the confrontation ensued.
Abidi also reportedly lost his cool and slammed doctors for misbehaving with his people. According to sources, Abidi was declared okay after completion of the medical check-up.
Faisal Raza Abidi, was arrested from outside the Supreme Court premises today in a contempt of court case on Oct 10. The former parliamentarian was moved to Secretariat Police Station, Islamabad. He was taken into custody after his appearance in the case hearing at the Supreme Court the same day. During the hearing, the apex court sought a written reply from the ex-senator in the contempt case he is facing. Abidi requested the court to delay the hearing saying his counsel was out of the country to perform Umrah.
On Sep 21, the capital police had registered a case against former senator Faisal Raza Abidi for using derogatory and defamatory language against the chief justice.
The case was registered at the Secretariat police station under PPC’s sections 228, 500, 505(ii) and 34 read with the ATA 1997 on a complaint lodged by Supreme Court Public Relations Officer Shahid Hussain Kambyo.