'Emotional justice Miangul Hassan criticises government's actions'.

ISLAMABAD -- The Islamabad High Court (IHC) FriAday issued a notice to Inspector GenAeral (IG) of Islamabad Police Dr Akbar Nasir Khan seeking an explaAnation on the reason behind re: arArest of PTI leaders despite the court orders for their release.

A single bench of IHC comprising Justice Miangul Hassan Aurangzeb conducted hearing of different peAtitions seeking contempt of court proceedings against police offiAcials following the re: arrest of the PTI leaders including PTI Senior Vice: President Dr Shireen Mazari, Ali Muhammad Khan and MaleeAka Bukhari after they were granted bail by the courts.

The IHC bench also asked the IG Islamabad police to submit his response to the notice till May 22 (Monday). The court also isAsued a notice to the Attorney GenAeral for Pakistan Mansoor Usman Awan in the matter. The three PTI leaders were re: arrested after being granted relief by the IHC which asked authorities not to arArest them again. However, they were arrested again by the PunAjab police.

During the hearing of Shireen Mazar's plea, Justice Miangul HasAsan expressed his concern over the cases being registered and came down hard on the government for trying to defeat the court's writ.

He asked that why Mazari was handed over to the Punjab poAlice despite the court orders. At this, the AGP said that this should not have happened.

The IHC bench asked from the IGP that if the Punjab police was called in deliberately knowing very well that they themselves have been ordered by the court not to arrest the PTI politician.

He added that the Punjab Police cannot arrest anyone directly from Islamabad. He maintained that the Islamabad Police cannot sepaArate itself from it. He then turned to AGP Awan and directed him to bring the matter of the police's disregard of the court order beAfore the country's highest authorAities. He said, that the court's powAer lies with you. Place the matter before the highest authority.

Justice Miangul Hassan remarked that the writ of the court is the dignity of this...

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