Friday, July 1, 2022

Shireen Mazari arrest case: IHC orders release of PTI leader

The Islamabad High Court (IHC) has issued an order to the federal government to conduct a judicial investigation into the arrest of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) senior leader Shireen Mazari and has directed the authorities to immediately release her. 

Today’s hearing in the case of Shireen Mazari’s alleged illegal kidnapping was presided over by the Chief Justice of the Islamabad High Court, Athar Minallah.


The federal government has been instructed to establish a judicial panel in order to investigate the questionable circumstances surrounding Mazari’s imprisonment, and the high court has ordered the authorities to promptly release the central leader of the PTI.

The court ordered the federal government to submit terms of reference for the judicial commission that will be appearing in front of the IHC. The court ruled that Mazari’s arrest was an unlawful act.
The Chief Justice of the Islamabad High Court issued an order directing the Inspector General of Islamabad to bring Shireen Mazari to her residence and instructed the Chief of Police to make security measures for her. In addition, the judge ordered the authorities to give Mazari back his stolen cell phone as well as any other goods they may have.

Shireen Mazari, a top leader for the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and a former minister for the federal government, has been produced despite the increased security.

After being transferred to the Islamabad High Court, Shireen Mazari was moved to Courtroom Number 1 of the Islamabad High Court (IHC). In the case of “illegal abduction,” the Islamabad High Court (IHC) has ordered the relevant authorities to bring Shireen Mazari, a top leader of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), by 11:30 p.m. today.

The personnel of the police force attempted to prevent a politician from the PTI from interacting with journalists while they were on the premises of the IHC.

During the course of the hearing, Mazari stated that she will provide the high court with information alleging the infringement of human rights. She reported that her cell phone had also been taken away, and she is not permitted to interact with anyone.

She claimed that those who arrested her brought up the names of Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah as the people who had ordered her detention. She asserted this in her statement.

She asserted that her mobile phone was being monitored and that four female law enforcement personnel “attacked” her. She was driven to Lahore in a car that was white in color, and it was said that an officer from the Anti-Corruption Establishment (ACE) named Ammar had tortured her.

According to the previous minister, it appears to be an instance of compelled disappearance.

Hearings for the cases involving Shireen Mazari are currently being presided over by the Chief Justice of the IHC, Athar Minallah.

During the course of the hearing, Justice Athar Minallah questioned the head of the Islamabad police department with respect to the incarceration of Shireen Mazari.

The Inspector General (IG) Islamabad informed the Chief Justice of the Islamabad High Court (IHC) that disciplinary action will be taken against the responsible personnel. In addition, he mentioned that as of today, he is now in command of the IG office in Islamabad.

The Chief Justice of the Islamabad High Court made the remark that the Inspector General of Islamabad will have to accept responsibility.

The Chief Justice of the IHC reprimanded the Deputy Commissioner of Islamabad and questioned how anyone else could have committed such an offense in the nation’s capital. The District Commissioner of Islamabad responded to this by saying that nobody from another province could carry out such activities in the federal capital.

The top judge made the remark that the court will not make any concessions with regard to the jurisdiction it has. In later proceedings, the Chief Justice of the IHC raised concerns about the incomplete investigation into the kidnapping of journalist Matiullah Jan.

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The deputy attorney general stated that they were unable to work around the clock and responded that they will finish the investigation into the disappearance of Matiullah Jan.

The Chief Justice made the observation that it is obligatory for all political parties to uphold the Constitution. The high court was informed by Mazari that the individuals who were responsible for her arrest are currently present inside the courtroom.

Later, the Islamabad High Court (IHC) issued an order to the federal government to conduct a judicial investigation into Shireen Mazari’s arrest and ordered the authorities to immediately release Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) senior leader Shireen Mazari. The IHC also ordered the authorities to release Mazari.

The hearing will resume on Monday.

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