ISLAMABAD: The District and Sessions Court of Islamabad Monday granted a two-day physical remand of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Shahbaz Gill.

Earlier, Shahbaz Gill was brought to F-8 Kutchery being covered with a white shawl and made to sign five letters of attorney. The court expressed its displeasure over the appearance of Shahbaz Gill without record at which the latter also complained to the court that he had been on hunger strike since last night.

“I am not allowed to meet anyone. SP Nausherwan brought me here, assuring my bail has been confirmed, and I was to submit surety bonds only.” He also complained about the coercion in jail. “About 10 to 12 people shaved my beard yesterday. They forcibly made me eat banana and drink juice. They also forcibly tried to make me eat breakfast.”

Earlier, the court ordered to produce Shahbaz Gill by 12:30pm for a hearing of a case against him over instigating the junior officers of the Pakistan Army to disobey the orders of their senior command. The lawyers for Shahbaz Gill – Faisal Chaudhry and Babar Awan – had appeared before the court of Duty Judicial Magistrate Malik Aman for the hearing of the case.

Earlier on Friday, the District and Sessions Court of Islamabad suspended the physical remand of PTI leader Shahbaz Gill till Monday (today) and ordered to shift him to the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) for a detailed medical examination.

Duty Magistrate Raja Farrukh Ali said in his judgment that the condition of Shahbaz Gill was not satisfactory. He ordered to produce Gill before the court on Monday. “Shahbaz Gill was produced before the court on a wheelchair with an oxygen cylinder. Why would he be brought to the court in an ambulance if his condition was well?” the duty magistrate remarked.

“A detailed medical examination of Shahbaz Gill should be carried out. A medical examination should also be carried out of the respiratory problems he is suffering from,” he ordered. The court also rejected the request of Shahbaz Gill’s lawyers to announce his physical remand completed, stating that the physical remand had not yet been started.