IHC sets aside detention orders of PTI activist.

ISLAMABAD -- The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Friday set aside the detention orders of an activist of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) and directed the government to release him from the recently established sub-jail of Islamabad.

IHC Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kayani was hearing the petition filed by son of PTI's activist Zahid Akbar.

The judge inquired from the district administration reason for the arrest of Akbar.

The court was told that there was an apprehension that he might get involved in sabotage activities, hence, he has been detained under Maintenance of Public Order (MPO).

Justice Kayani remarked that the district administration instead of putting him behind the bar can sought surety bonds from the suspect adding that the law would take its course for any violation.

He further said the district administration was responsible for maintaining public order, reopening of closed roads and ensuring peaceful procession in Islamabad.

Crime Intelligence Agency (CIA) building of the capital police has been declared sub-jail or judicial lock-up to keep the miscreants who might be arrested during the PTI long march.

According to a notification issued from the office of Chief Commissioner under section 541 of the CrPC 1860, read with Section 3 of Prison Act 1894, the capital police shall be responsible for the security of the sub/jail as well as the prisoners.

Meanwhile, Chief Justice of Islamabad High Court Justice Aamer Farooq on Friday summoned joint interior secretary on a petition filed against the proposed sit-in The petition was filed by the president of All Traders Welfare Association Islamabad against the proposed PTI sit-in.


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