ISLAMABAD: A local court in Islamabad has approved Senator Hafiz Hamdullahs interim bail till June 23 in a case pertaining to allegedly threatening woman rights activist with severe consequences during a live TV debate.
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 during a private TV talk show last week 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 on Tuesday, a police official said.
The lawmakers JUI-F party is an ally of the government of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.
At least 1,100 women were killed in the name of honour in Pakistan last year by their relatives on the pretext of defending what is seen as family honour.
Eralier on Tuesday, Sunni Ittehad Council (SIC) declared that killing of women in the name of honour is un-Islamic.