Swati never stayed at Quetta lodges SC.

ISLAMABAD -- The SupAreme Court has flatly rejeAcAted a claim of Senator Azam Swati that he had stayed at its judicial lodges in Quetta, where he claimed his objectionable video was made and sent to his family recently.

On Saturday, the PTI leader burst into tears before the media, saying his wife had received a video featuring him and her and about which he could not share further details because the 'daughters of my country are listening'.

He then blamed the interior minister and two militAary officers for conspiring agaAinst him and said they should be held accountable if something happened to him.

The senator, who was arrested in mid-October for a controversial tweet critical of the military leadership and later released on bail, said his daughter had told him that the video was from when he and his wife had visited Quetta. Recalling that visit, he said Senate Chairman Sadiq Sanjrani had made arrangements for them to stay at the Supreme Court's judicial lodges in Quetta. The development was widely condemned across party lines.

Responding to Mr Swati's claims, the Supreme Court said in a statement on SunAday that the senator 'never used/stayed in Supreme Court Judges Rest House at Quetta', which it said was being managed and supervised by its registrar office in Islamabad and was meant for the use of serving and former Supreme Court judges.

The top court said that according to Balochistan's special branch, Mr Swati, in fact, stayed at the Balochistan Judicial Academy (Judicial Complex Quetta), 'which is not under the control of the Supreme Court of Pakistan'.

Soon after the court's statement, PTI leader Fawad...

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