A photo of renowned defence analyst, Lieutenant General (retd) Amjad Shoaib, during his detention has gone viral on various social media platforms.
The retired military officer was apprehended in a pre-dawn operation on February 27 by the Islamabad police from his residence in the federal capital. He was charged with inciting the public against national institutions and spreading hatred.
In the viral image, the former military man can be seen standing behind the lockup bars with his hands folded and eyes focused on the camera.
The former military officer was presented before Judicial Magistrate Abbas Shah’s court on the same day he was arrested.
During the hearing, the prosecution informed the court that a case had been filed against the former three-star general and requested a seven-day physical remand.
Prosecutor Adnan contended that the ex-general, through his statement on TV, had tried to spread hate between the government, the opposition, and government employees.
However, the local court in Islamabad rejected the police’s plea and sent him into police custody on a three-day physical remand.
Meanwhile, former prime minister Imran Khan has condemned the government for arresting a “respected and patriotic” Pakistani on sedition charges.
Taking to Twitter, the opposition leader said, “I feel embarrassed as a Pakistani to witness the depths we have sunk to thanks to this imported regime of a cabal of crooks and their handlers”.