Former Punjab leader minister Chaudhry Parvez Elahi used to be rearrested on Tuesday within the federal capital, hours after the Islamabad High Court (IHC) suspended his detention beneath Section 3 of the Maintenance of Public Order (MPO) and ordered his release.
The court docket additionally issued notices to Islamabad leader and deputy commissioners, amongst others, for a listening to scheduled for Wednesday.
It additionally directed the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) president to look for day after today’s listening to and prompt him to chorus from making any statements previous to it.
Following court docket’s directive, Elahi’s attorneys, Sardar Abdul Razzaq and Sardar Shahbaz, reached Police Lines Islamabad. However, the safety group of workers stationed on the central gate to begin with avoided their access, leading to a heated alternate. Eventually, they had been granted get entry to.
The attorneys passed the court docket’s order to the police government, which ended in his release. However, once he stepped outdoor, the previous leader minister used to be once again taken into custody.
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Capital Police spokesperson stated that Elahi used to be arrested in reference to case quantity 23/3, including that he used to be taken into custody from the central gate of Police Lines, Islamabad.
He additional stated that former leader minister used to be arrested by way of Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) and officials in plainclothes.
پرویز الہٰی کو تھانہ سی ٹی ڈی نے مقدمہ نمبر 3/23 میں گرفتار کر لیا۔#ICTP
— Islamabad Police (@ICT_Police) September 5, 2023
During the listening to lately by way of Justice Tariq Mehmood Jahangiri, the ex-minister’s suggest claimed that his shopper has evaded making any public statements for the previous 4 months, announcing that “currently there is no case filed or FIR registered against Elahi in Islamabad”.
His prison crew additionally stated that he have been discharged from the anti-corruption case by way of the Lahore High Court (LHC). “The court had declared the NAB [National Accountability Bureau] case against him illegal,” added the attorney.
However, he knowledgeable the prime court docket that upon Elahi’s release from the LHC, his shopper used to be taken into custody again by way of the Islamabad police.
Justice Jahangiri inquired whether or not the previous minister had organised any protests or rallies in Islamabad. To this, the attorney reiterated that the PTI stalwart hasn’t ever organised any protests, rallies or demonstrations within the federal capital.
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Subsequently, the prime court docket suspended Elahi’s detention beneath the 3-MPO and ordered his release. The pass judgement on additionally summoned Islamabad leader and deputy commissioners for Wednesday’s listening to.
LHC resumes contempt court cases
Separately, the LHC resumed the listening to of a habeas petition filed by way of the PTI president’s spouse Qaisara Elahi in quest of course to DIG Investigations Imran Kishwar to provide the septuagenarian flesh presser prior to the court docket and set him at liberty “if it is revealed that he had been kept in unlawful custody”.
An afternoon previous, the prime court docket ordered Attock’s district and periods pass judgement on to provide Elahi within the court docket lately (Tuesday) whilst issuing a show reason understand to Islamabad Inspector General of Police (IGP) Dr Akbar Nasir Khan for alleged contempt of court docket.
As Justice Mirza Waqas Rauf resumed the listening to lately, Elahi’s attorney knowledgeable the court docket that the IHC has suspended his shopper’s detention order beneath the MPO.
To this, the pass judgement on remarked that the subject used to be now within the IHC and directed Elahi to be produced day after today and likewise summoned the capital’s leader commissioner (CC) for Wednesday’s listening to.
However, the federal government’s attorney instructed the court docket that the order have been challenged and asked for his or her petition to be heard prior to presenting Elahi.
The pass judgement on remarked that he would best practice the court docket’s order.
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Meanwhile, Justice Rauf additionally presided over every other plea filed by way of Qaisara in quest of contempt court cases in opposition to DIG Investigations Kishwar and DIG Operations Ali Nasir Rizvi for arresting her husband regardless of court docket orders.
At the outset of the listening to, the pass judgement on expressed dissatisfaction over the failure to provide Elahi regardless of its directives issued the day gone by.
The court docket additionally issued a contempt of court docket understand to IGP Islamabad and the Attock Jail superintendent for his or her absence from lately’s listening to.
“Why should he [the IGP] not be punished for contempt of court?” the pass judgement on remarked and directed the government’s attorney Ghulam Sarwar to provide an explanation for Elahi’s absence.
The attorney stated that the senior flesh presser may no longer attend the listening to because of a middle situation. “The Islamabad DC has prohibited him from travelling,” he knowledgeable, including that Elahi has been put beneath space arrest because of protection considerations.