ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) has issued orders to the concerned authorities to produce Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) senior leader Shireen Mazari at 11:30 pm today in ‘illegal abduction’, ARY News reported on Saturday.
The Islamabad High Court (IHC) issued orders to produce Shireen Mazari before the court at 11:30 pm today. A petition was filed by the PTI politician’s daughter Imaan Zainab Mazari against the ‘illegal abduction’ by the officials of the Punjab police.
The high court directed the home secretary to ensure the production of Mazari at 11:30 pm tonight. The IHC also ordered the home secretary, inspector general (IG) Islamabad and deputy commissioner (DC) to appear in the hearing.
Moreover, notices were also served to the Attorney General and Advocate General Islamabad.
The IHC sought a reply from the authorities to ‘explain under what authority of law the fundamental rights of Dr Shireen Mazari were violated while she was within the jurisdiction of this Court.’
While talking to journalists, Fawad Chaudhry said that the court summoned all accused at 11:30 pm today to question them for violating their fundamental rights. He said that Mazari was nominated in a case when she was 10 to 12 years old.
He said that the announcement of the Islamabad long march has panicked the present government. He said that the political party condemned the ‘abduction’ and nomination of Shireen Mazari in a ‘fake case’. He welcomed the IHC order to produce Mazari today.
“Nationwide protests will be held to condemn Shireen Mazari’s arrest. Imran Khan tells us that it is a fight for our future which we have to win at any cost.”
Fawad censured Punjab CM Hamza Shahbaz, saying that under what law did he order to arrest and release Mazari. Hamza Shahbaz and Shehbaz Sharif are consistently being given relief from the courts, he claimed.
Earlier, Anti-Corruption Establishment (ACE) Punjab and Islamabad police in a joint action arrested Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s (PTI) leader and former federal minister Shireen Mazari from outside her house.
The news was confirmed by PTI leader Iftikhar Durrani on his Twitter handle. The former SAPM asked the PTI leaders and workers to reach Kohsar police station.
Meanwhile, the Islamabad police in its statement said that Mazari was booked in a property case registered in DG Khan. The former minister has been shifted to DG Khan from Islamabad’s Kohsar police station.
A case was registered against Mazari in DG Khan over a 129-acre land dispute and despite repeated requests, she did not appear, sources said.
In another development today, Punjab Chief Minister Hamza Shahbaz has said that he issued orders to the Rawalpindi police to release Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) senior leader Shireen Mazari.
“I have directed the Rawalpindi police to release Shireen Mazari,” said Hamza Shahbaz.