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IHC orders release of PTI’s Asad Umar

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Wednesday ordered Asad Umar, Secretary General of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), to be released immediately.

The court was presided over by Justice Miangul Aurangzeb, who deemed his arrest “unlawful” under the Maintenance of Public Order Ordinance (MPO).

On May 10, Umar was hauled into the prison from the IHC premises under the MPO, a day after nationwide protests against PTI Chairman Imran Khan’s arrest erupted.

During today’s hearing, Justice Miangul Aurangzeb said, “They won’t let you go until you hold a press conference.”

“I have Asad Umar’s cases in front of me. “I don’t know what will happen tomorrow if I issue an order today,” Justice Aurangzeb added.

The court then ordered Umar to provide an affidavit and erase his inflammatory tweets.

Qureshi has been placed under home arrest.

PTI leaders Shah Mehmood Qureshi, Jamshed Cheema, and his wife Musarrat Cheema have been placed under house arrest for 15 days under Section 3 of the Maintenance of Public Order Act.

The Rawalpindi commissioner issued the orders for PTI leaders‘ home arrest.

Shah Mehmood Qureshi, Musarrat Cheema, and Jamshed Cheema, the former foreign minister, have been placed under house arrest for 15 days.

It should be mentioned that Shah Mehmood Qureshi and Musarrat Jamshed Cheema were re-arrested outside Adiala Jail on Tuesday after the IHC approved their release.

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