Islamabad, September 5, 2023 – Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) President Parvez Elahi found himself back in custody on Tuesday, just moments after his release by the Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) police, following an order from the Islamabad High Court (IHC). This rearrest was conducted by the Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD), as confirmed by well-informed sources.
Earlier in the day, the IHC had suspended Parvez Elahi’s detention, which was enforced under the 3-MPO (Maintenance of Public Order), and directed the Islamabad police to release him.
However, this was not the end of Parvez Elahi’s legal troubles. Shortly after his release, the former Punjab chief minister was once again taken into custody, this time by the ICT police, in connection with a case related to an attack on the Judicial Complex in the federal capital on March 18.
Sources close to the matter revealed that an FIR had been registered against Elahi at the CTD police station on the behalf of the station police officer (SHO) of Ramna police station. The charges brought against him in this case include terrorism, among others.
An Islamabad police spokesperson disclosed that Parvez Elahi was apprehended under CTD case number 3/23 and was categorized as an “unknown person” at the time of his arrest. The spokesperson also emphasized that his earlier release had been carried out in compliance with the IHC’s orders.
Parvez Elahi is scheduled to appear before an anti-terrorism court in Islamabad tomorrow, according to reliable sources.
This series of legal developments has put the PTI leader’s liberty at stake once again, underscoring the complexity and volatility of the legal and political landscape in Pakistan. The situation surrounding his detention and release continues to evolve, and further updates are expected as the case progresses.