According to Baaghi TV, a petition was heard in the Lahore High Court (LHC) against the detention of Dr. Amar Jan, leader of the People’s Rights Movement.
The court issued notice to DC Lahore on the application and sought reply within two weeks. The court restrained the execution of the petitioner, restraining the execution of the petitioner’s detention order. The court said in the order that, in principle, the detention order is against the law. Additional Advocate General Punjab, Malik Abdul Aziz Awan, opposed the petition.
The public prosecutor told the court that there were two cases against the petitioner. On which the Chief Justice of the Lahore High Court, while giving remarks, said that detention cannot be done on the basis of mere cases. The lawyer said that the law is being misused. The petitioner is being subjected to retaliation on political grounds. The court inquired what the petitioner did, to which the lawyer told the court that he was a professor.
Chief Justice Muhammad Qasim Khan heard the petition of Dr. Ammar Jan. Hina Jilani, Sulaiman Akram Raja Advocates appeared on behalf of the petitioner. The federal government, including the Deputy Commissioner Lahore, has been made a party to the petition.
The petitioner’s counsel said that the petitioner has been detained for one month on the ground of fear of disturbing public order. The Deputy Commissioner does not have any material to indicate that the petitioner may cause a breach of public order. The petitioner is not involved in any violence or action against state institutions. The court, on behalf of the Deputy Commissioner, quashed the move to detain the petitioner.
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