Pakistan

Islamabad Police rearrests PTI’s Parvez Elahi from Lahore

  • The party president has been rearrested hours afters Lahore High Court ordered NAB to release him
Published September 1, 2023

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) President Parvez Elahi has been arrested again, this time by Islamabad Police, hours after the Lahore High Court (LHC) ordered the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) to release the former chief minister of Punjab, Aaj News reported.

Earlier on Friday, Justice Amjad Rafiq presided over the hearing of a corruption case moved against Elahi by the NAB, and ordered his release, barring authorities from arresting the seasoned politician.

Later, on his way back to home, Elahi was arrested by Islamabad Police from the Canal Road in Lahore, according to latest updates.

His son Moonis Elahi termed the arrest ‘abduction’, saying it was against orders of the high court.

Islamabad Police also issued a statement about the arrest, saying Elahi was picked under Section 3 of the Maintenance of Public Order (MPO).

In June, the former Punjab chief minister was arrested by the Anti-Corruption Establishment (ACE) in Gujranwala on allegations of taking Rs 15 million as bribes as the speaker of provincial assembly for making out-of-merit appointments on grade-17 posts in the provincial assembly.

However, he was discharged the very next day, only to be arrested by ACE in a similar case registered in its Gujran­wala region..

Then on July 17, Elahi was detained under the Maintainance of Public Order for 30 days.

He was detained after Lahore deputy commissioner issued a 30-day detention following Lahore police’s written request.

The police said Elahi had the “potential to disrupt the public peace and tranquility and to provoke people illegally for taking law into their hands”.

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Love Your Country Sep 01, 2023 01:22pm
Lessons learnt it seems so let go time
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Johnny Walker Sep 01, 2023 04:57pm
What use was the order of the Lahore High Court judge barring authorities from arresting Elahi on any charge after ordering his release? They have arrested him within minutes of his release showing the proverbial bird sign to the Judge and his orders. All judges should go home now and the courts should be shut down. Only might is right now.
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KU Sep 01, 2023 05:05pm
Constitution in abeyance and now judiciary and their orders in abeyance, who is allowed to play with democracy in Pakistan?
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TidBit Sep 01, 2023 05:40pm
What a sad spectacle. This guy was the military's darling when he was not in the IK camp. Now he is a pariah. Pakistan talking about releasing political prisoners in other countries is a joke.
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Nasir Rameez Sep 01, 2023 07:16pm
This is not our country. This is country of the rich, generals and judges. We are here for no reason and there is no constitution here as NEUTRALS are ruling it like they got it from British. What a sad day. Time to leave this country and move else where my friend if you are looking for safety for yourself and your family.
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Hilarious Sep 01, 2023 07:40pm
@KU, haha this guy thinks Pakistan has a democracy, well maybe… similar to how officially North Korea is known as the democratic Republic of Korea.
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TidBit Sep 01, 2023 08:04pm
While India is busy sending spacecraft to the moon and sun, pakistna is busy arresting this old guy. Pakistan has officially become a banana republic. I have been watching Pakistan for the last 25 years. At no time, has the situation been this bad. This is the worst year in the last 25 years. Last year I predicted that Pakistan will look at 2022 with fond memories. This has come true.
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gnay.aly Sep 02, 2023 01:17am
Just imagine 7th Nuclear State Pakistan is afraid to FREE PRESIDENT OF P T I PERVAIZ ELAHI?
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Surfer Sep 02, 2023 05:59am
If there is a black law that Gestapo would have been proud of, it is the 3MPO. Only fascists can be using it with such impunity.
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Pakman Sep 02, 2023 06:09am
More smoke and mirrors by brazenly compromised election commission. All those responsible for pulling the strings should be identified and tried for high treason.
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