ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) leaders Dr Shireen Mazari and Amir Dogar were rearrested on Sunday shortly after their respective release from Adyala and Jhang prsions respectively.
This was fourth successive arrest of Dr Mazari despite clear orders of Islamabad High Court (IHC) while Dogar was rearrested for the first time, the PTI leaders claimed.
Speaking on the occasion, the PTI leader said that he was released for 12 days but rearrested by Multan police.
Expressing his bewilderment at the arrest, Barrister Ahsan J Pirzada revealed that the PTI leader’s current whereabouts are unknown to her family.
“72 year old Dr. Shireen Mazari arrested by Punjab Police for the fourth time in 10 days. We have no idea where they have taken her. This is the second time she has been arrested from outside Adiala Jail as soon as the Court ordered her release,” the lawyer said in a tweet reshared by Mazari’s daughter, Imaan Zainab Mazari-Hazir.
Earlier on Monday, the Rawalpindi Bench of the Lahore High Court (LHC) issued an order to release the former human rights minister.
Justice Chaudhry Abdul Aziz presided over the hearing of the petition filed against the detention of the former minister where Mazari’s lawyers Barrister Shoaib Razak and Aneeq Khatana appeared in court, while her daughter Imaan Mazari was also present.
The court had ordered not to rearrest Mazari if she is not named in any case and directed the senior politician to submit an affidavit to the deputy commissioner, stating that she will not be involved in any such activity in the future.
Speaking to the media, Imaan said that her mother had already been arrested three times in a week but today the court annulled the second MPO order for her mother. “The government should think and not destroy homes like this,” she added.
The ex-minister’s daughter further said that she has nothing to do with PTI but “it is a pity that party chief Imran Khan has forgotten the workers and leadership”.
Meanwhile, Amir Dogar said that arrests can’t weaken their determination for a national cause and Imran Khan was their ‘Redline’.
He said that we strongly condemned the May 09, vandalism but it all occurred in reaction of arrest of chairman PTI.
Dogar claimed that the future belongs to Imran Khan and he will surely take the slot of prime minister again.