What happened: On Thursday, in Islamabad, Shah Mahmood Qureshi’s arrest under Section 3 of Maintainance of Public Order (MPO) has been declared “illegal” by the Islamabad High Court (IHC). Authorities were ordered to release the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf vice chairman.
Details: IHC’s Justice Miangul Hassan Aurangzeb issued the directives after hearing arguments of both, the defense and plaintiffs, on a petition challenging Qureshi’s arrest and declared that his arrest was illegal.
What you need to know: According to news international, the IHC has also ordered the release of PTI leader Shehryar Afridi’s wife, who was also arrested under the MPO. His wife was presented before in the courtroom of Justice Arbab Muhammad Tahir during the hearing today. As per news international, during the proceedings, the Islamabad IG informed the court the suspect and her husband were involved in the attack on General Headquarters in Rawalpindi.
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