In a dramatic turn of events, the PTI leader ran back inside the court's premises to evade arrest.

ISLAMABAD -- The Islamabad High Court Justice Miangul Hasan Aurangzeb, while ordering the release of Pakistan Tehreek-e-insaf (PTI) leader Fawad Ahmed Chaudhry, has ordered not to arrest him in any case, including the undisclosed ones, within the limits of the federal capital for the next two days.

Fawad Chaudhry had earlier returned to the Islamabad High Court seeking protection, shortly after the court issued his release.

The IHC on Tuesday ordered authorities to release the PTI leader from custody after he was detained on May 10 and declared his arrest "illegal".

However, as Fawad made his way to his car following his release, the Islamabad police made an attempt to rearrest him. The police reportedly sealed all entrances at the court premises.

In a dramatic turn of events, the PTI leader ran back inside the court's premises to evade arrest.

Through its official Twitter handle the party claimed that "another attempt to abduct" the former minister was being made by the Islamabad police.

Fawad Chaudhry was apprehended by the police last week as he emerged from the Supreme Court (SC) building, where he had sought refuge for over 12 hours in an attempt to evade his impending arrest.

He had arrived at the court earlier that day to file a petition challenging the IHC's order giving legal cover to party chief Imran Khan's arrest. Shortly after, law enforcement authorities reached the court and waited to detain him. Despite having remained inside the apex court throughout the day, he was eventually taken into custody late in the evening.

Justice Miangul Hasan Aurangzeb of the IHC was hearing an application challenging the arrest. On Monday, the court had ordered the IG Islamabad police to present him before the court.

During the proceedings on Tuesday, IHC's Justice Miangul Hassan Aurangzeb asked the Advocate General Islamabad (AGI) Barrister Jehangir Khan Jadood to present Fawad's detention orders and to read the earlier IHC order preventing his arrest before the court.

The court then observed that the orders for the ex-minister's detention had been issued on May 10.

'Even if we assume that the IG did not receive the IHC orders and that he does not watch the news, you should have at least looked at it when he [Fawad] presented the court orders prior to his arrest,' the judge said noting that the case would have 'very serious consequences'.

'The district magistrate issued the arrest orders without verifying the court orders [preventing the...

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