ARY News reported that the Islamabad High Court (IHC) ordered the release of arrested Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) workers on Wednesday.
The IHC panel, led by CJ Justice Athar Minallah, was hearing a complaint against police harassment of PTI workers ahead of the Azadi Long March.
The IHC CJ inquired at the start of the session why the PTI is being harassed despite court orders. The deputy commissioner responded that NACTA had issued security threats ahead of the lengthy march, and that reports of weapons being carried by march participants had also been received.
DC Islamabad said nearly 70 PTI workers have been taken into custody. We do not want to intervene in the executive matters but want to ensure that human rights were not violated, IHC CJ remarked.
The court ordered the DC to release the arrested PTI activists after filing an affidavit and to notify the court if there is concrete evidence against any of the workers.
The case’s hearing was later delayed until tomorrow.
The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has begun its Azadi Long March in the direction of Islamabad. By removing barriers and containers, PTI personnel are making their way to the capital.