We should’ve been informed ‘it was all politics’: IHC on Shireen Mazari’s rearrest
- Justice Mian Gul Hassan heard Iman Mazari’s contempt of court petition.
- The court said he should have been informed that the arrests were not linked to the MPO.
- IG Islamabad was summoned on May 31 in his personal capacity.
The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Thursday reprimanded the Additional Attorney General in light of the statement of former Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Shireen Mazari. Re-arrestHe said the court should have been informed that “it was all politics”.
“You should have told the court that this is all politics and has nothing to do with the cases,” the IHC said while hearing contempt of court pleas against the former federal minister’s repeated arrests despite orders for his release. Remarks were given.
Islamabad High Court Justice Mian Gul Hasan Aurangzeb heard the complainant Mazari’s daughter Iman Mazari appeared in the court along with her lawyer Zainab Janjua.
At the beginning of the hearing, the court inquired whether the Inspector General of Police (IGP) of Islamabad did not come? It said that this is a contempt of court case, it should be here.
On this, the Additional Attorney General told the court that the IGP was appearing before another bench and he would appear shortly.
“[You] Justice Hasan remarked that the court should have explained on the first day why the entire state machinery was mobilized.
The court said that the state should have told the court earlier that Mazari’s arrest has nothing to do with Section 3 of the Maintenance of Public Order (MPO), and that it is all a matter of politics.
“If [you] Was informed [the court]The court said, “We would have heard other cases as well.” Prima facie, the IG preferred the instructions of the Rawalpindi Deputy Commissioner to the court’s order.
The court summoned the IG Islamabad in personal capacity on May 31 and also asked for a written reply.
The senior vice president of the former ruling party was arrested several times in the wake of the May 9 riots following the arrest of former Prime Minister Imran Khan.
Mazari and other PTI leaders were re-arrested after getting relief. IHC who asked the authorities not to arrest him again. However, soon after his release on May 17, he was re-arrested by the Punjab Police.
Shireen Mazari left PTI over May 9 tragedy.
Big shock to PTI Mazari On Tuesday, Khan announced his departure from the party, which has lost several veteran leaders in recent days following the May 9 debacle.
Addressing a press conference in the federal capital, Mazari, a close aide of Khan, condemned the May 9 riots during which PTI supporters vandalized and torched public and defense installations across the country.
“I strongly condemn the May 9 violence. I have always condemned any form of violence,” he said.
Mazari said that she is leaving not only her party but also politics. “From today, I am not part of any political party.” The former politician also said that his health deteriorated during the last 12 days of detention.
“I have children and parents. [now] My preference,” he commented.
“I condemn violence against state symbols like GHQ, Parliament and Supreme Court,” she added.
The veteran politician added that she has also submitted an affidavit in the Islamabad High Court (IHC) promising that she will not be part of any violent protests in future.