Quashing 3-MPO directives by DCs, PHC sets all arrested persons free

PESHAWAR: The Peshawar High Court (PHC) on Wednesday annulled the 3-MPOs (Maintenance of Public Order) imposed by the deputy commissioners across the province and ordered release of all arrested persons.

The court had reserved its decision after the arguments were completed yesterday and announced the verdict on Wednesday.

The provincial apex court announced the verdict on the petitions of the accused arrested under 3-MPO.

A two-member bench consisting of Justice Ishtiaq Ibrahim and Justice Arshad Ali quashed the orders of deputy commissioners to impose 3-MPOs.

In a big relief to the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) workers, the PHC ordered the release of the arrested persons under 3-MPO.

Earlier, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Advocate General Hamid Sajjad told the PHC that around 2,000 persons were arrested under 3-MPO.

It is pertinent to note that Lady Reading Hospital Peshawar confirmed that four people lost their lives and 27 injured in violent protests in across the provincial metropolis on May 9.

While, hundreds of violent protesters have separately stormed and set Radio Pakistan Peshawar building on fire. The assailants broke down the gate of the Radio Pakistan and entered the building.

The protesters reportedly wreaked havoc in the newsroom and various other sections of the radio station.

The violent protesters had attacked the Radio Pakistan building on Tuesday also.



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