PHC declares orders of arrests under MPO 'null and void'.

The Peshawar High Court (PHC) on Thursday declared the orders of the arrests passed under Section 3 of the Maintenance of Public Order (MPO) "null and void".

The court nullified the orders issued by deputy commissioners while announcing the reserved verdict over the pleas against the arrests under MPO.

A detailed written verdict will be issued later.

The district administrations across Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) had enforced Section 3 of the MPO and made hundreds of arrests in the wake of violent protests triggered by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan's arrest.

Police had arrested over 1400 people, mostly workers of the PTI, for their alleged involvement in violent attacks on police and army installations, public and private buildings, checkposts, ambulances and other vehicles during the...

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