LHC orders release of PTI leader Yasmin Rashid.

The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Saturday ordered the release of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Dr Yasmin Rashid who was detained during her party's violent protests.

LHC's Justice Safdar Saleem Shahid announced the verdict on a petition challenging the detention of Ms Rashid under 3 MPO. The judge suspended the notification and ordered the authorities to release her if she was not wanted in any other case.

In another case, the high court ordered the release of 17 women workers of the PTI while hearing a petition filed by a citizen. The women workers and leaders were put in detention by the government for allegedly inciting violence and creating law and order situation in Punjab.

A spree of violent protests started on May 9 when PTI Chairman Imran Khan was arrested by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on the Islamabad High Court premises in a graft case.

During the protests, the angry PTI workers damaged several military, public and private properties across the country. The clashes between the PTI and police claimed eight lives while dozens were injured.

In response, the...

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