The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Tuesday ordered the immediate release of PTI President Pervaiz Elahi and suspended his incarceration under the MPO Ordinance.
Pervaiz Elahi, a former chief minister of Punjab, has filed a lawsuit in Islamabad High Court challenging his MPO detention. He begged the judge to overturn his MPO arrest and order his immediate release.
The interior secretary, IGP Islamabad, and other parties were included as respondents in the PTI president’s petition.
After hearing the case, Justice Tariq Mehmood Jehangiri of the IHC issued Elahi, the president of the PTI, release orders. The court also sent notices to the respondents and requested responses at the subsequent hearing.
The former Punjab chief minister was also told by the IHC to show up in court at the subsequent session and was prohibited from testifying till then.
It should be recalled that Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi was released on the Lahore High Court’s instructions and then promptly detained again by Islamabad police under 3-MPO.
Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi’s safe return to his residence had been mandated by the LHC, who also gave the additional registrar for security, the DIG Operations, and other top police officers specific instructions.
Deputy Commissioner (DC) Islamabad imposed a 15-day prison sentence on him in accordance with Pakistan’s Maintenance of Public Order (MPO) shortly after he was relocated to Islamabad.
Elahi is one of numerous PTI leaders who have been charged under the MPO as a result of the crackdown on the group following the disturbances on May 9.
On August 14, the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) arrested Elahi for failing to furnish the accountability bureau with information in the Assets Beyond Means case involving him, his son Monis Elahi, and other family members.