ISLAMABAD. The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Monday ordered authorities to release Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) senior vice president Shireen Mazari, who was re-arrested hours after being released in connection with violent protests against the May 9 arrest of the former prime minister. Minister Imran Khan.
According to the order, Mazari, a former journalist, was ordered to testify before the deputy commissioner, promising him “not to take part in any violent action”.
the government announced that Khan’s supporters had “attacked” important government buildings and damaged private and public vehicles. In Punjab alone, thousands of his supporters and party members have been arrested after police vehicles and government buildings were allegedly set on fire by protesters.
Authorities in three of the four states have issued emergency orders banning all gatherings after clashes with police and the military.
This development took place on Monday during the hearing of a petition against the detention of V ex-ministers’ rights from his home in Islamabad.
After being released from custody on May 17, on the orders of the Islamabad High Court (IHC), Mazari was re-arrested the same day by the Punjab Police. It was the third arrest for Mazar.
According to official data, Mazari was detained by female employees of Article 4 of the Public Order Service.
Confirming the arrest of Mazari’s daughter, Iman Mazari, tweeted: “They (the police) took him away again.”