• Tue. Feb 27th, 2024

LHC Pindi bench orders immediate release of PTI’s Shah Mahmood Qureshi – Pakistan

LHC Pindi bench orders immediate release of PTI’s Shah Mahmood Qureshi – Pakistan

The Rawalpindi bench of the Lahore High Court (LHC) on Tuesday ordered the immediate release of PTI leader Shah Mahmood Qureshi and restrained the police from arresting him under Public Order Maintenance (MPO).

Qureshi was Arrested Last month, Islamabad police filed multiple charges including “violent protest”. PTI chief Imran Khan arrested On May 9 in the Al Qadir Trust case.

On May 18, the Islamabad High Court had ordered the release of the former foreign minister. However, his release late Because of his apparent reluctance to give a pledge to refrain from engaging in “unruly” protests.

When Qureshi was finally released on May 23, he was He was taken into custody again Punjab Police outside Adiala Jail after Rawalpindi Deputy Commissioner issued detention order.

Last week, the PTI leader’s daughter approached the LHC seeking details of all “undisclosed” cases registered against Qureshi and requested the court to restrain the police from arresting her father in any other case.

During today’s hearing, Punjab Assistant Attorney General Abid Aziz Rajouri appeared for the government and lawyer Taimur Malik for the PTI leader and Qureshi’s daughter.

During the hearing presided over by Justice Chaudhary Abdul Aziz, the government counsel requested the court to allow more time to prepare its arguments.

Accepting his request, the judge adjourned the hearing for an hour. If there is evidence against Shah Mahmood Qureshi, produce it in court within an hour, he directed.

However, when the hearing resumed, Rajouri asked for two more days to present evidence against Qureshi.

Leave everything that happened in the past and move forward now, Justice Aziz said here. “It’s not all funny,” he added.

The judge then ordered Qureshi’s immediate release and barred the police from arresting him in any case under the MPO. He added that there is no need to take an affidavit from Shah Mahmood Qureshi.

Meanwhile, Qureshi’s son Zain said his father had been in solitary confinement in Adiala Jail for 27 days.

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