Qureshi was promptly re-arrested right after being released from Adiala jail.

News Desk4 months ago
Qureshi was promptly re-arrested right after being released from Adiala jail.

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) vice chairman Shah Mahmood Qureshi was arrested again immediately upon his release from Adiala jail in Rawalpindi. Qureshi had secured bail from the Supreme Court in the cypher case four days prior, along with former Prime Minister Imran Khan.

However, their immediate release was delayed due to their involvement in other ongoing cases. Qureshi was arrested by Rawalpindi Police in connection with the GHQ attack case.

The police took him into custody outside Adiala Jail and reportedly moved him to an undisclosed location. A case had been registered against Qureshi for his alleged involvement in the GHQ attack during the May 9 riots.

Rawalpindi Deputy Commissioner Hasan Waqar Cheema revoked Qureshi’s detention orders on the police’s request, leading to his re-arrest. Qureshi is expected to be produced before an anti-terrorism court for remand.

The arrest came after Qureshi’s initial release from jail following the expiration of the initial detention orders.

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Expressing frustration, Qureshi addressed the public and media, stating, “I was released on bail by the Supreme Court.

This is cruelty; I am being penalized for serving the nation.” PTI Chairman Barrister Gohar urged the Supreme Court’s intervention, emphasizing Qureshi’s importance to the party and calling for fair elections.

Despite relief from superior courts, Qureshi was detained for 15 days under Section 3 of the Maintenance of Public Order (MPO) Ordinance.

The fresh detention order cited Qureshi’s alleged involvement in the GHQ attack and the potential threat to peace and security.

Qureshi’s daughter had expected his release on the belief that he was not wanted in any other case, but his detention continued, raising concerns about legal status and implications for justice and politics in the region.

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