Former senator Advocate Babar Awan recently held a meeting with Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) leader Asad Umar in Adiala jail on Saturday. The meeting took place amidst the ongoing legal battles and detentions faced by several PTI members. Additionally, Imaan Zainab Mazari-Hazir, the daughter of PTI leader Dr. Shireen Mazari, also met her mother who is detained in the same jail.
Sources reveal that there are currently 125 PTI activists under trial and 60 detainees being held in Adiala jail. In a separate development, four PTI activists—Mohammad Ashraf, Usman Abbasi, Adnan Ahmad, and Mohammad Ismaeel—were released from jail on Saturday evening.
During his visit, Babar Awan met with Asad Umar, who serves as the PTI secretary general. Asad Umar, who has challenged his detention in court, requested the provision of a lawyer for legal advice. The meeting between the two lasted approximately one hour.
In another meeting, Imaan Zainab Mazari-Hazir spent two hours with her mother as directed by the Islamabad High Court. Dr. Shireen Mazari, like Asad Umar, has also challenged her detention and requested legal representation for further advice.
Adiala jail also houses several other detained PTI leaders, including Shah Mehmood Qureshi, Jamshaid Cheema, and Malika Bukhari, who are all held under the Maintenance of Public Order (MPO) ordinance.
These meetings between PTI members and their detained colleagues come at a time when legal battles and detentions have become a contentious issues within the party. The PTI members are actively pursuing legal avenues to challenge their detentions and seek legal advice for their cases.
As the situation unfolds, it remains to be seen how these legal battles will progress and whether the detained PTI members will secure their release or receive further legal guidance. The meetings held within Adiala jail highlight the commitment of party members to support their colleagues in their legal struggles.
The recent meeting between former senator Babar Awan and PTI leader Asad Umar in Adiala jail underscores the ongoing legal battles and detentions faced by PTI members. The visits by Imaan Zainab Mazari-Hazir and others further highlight the commitment of PTI members to support their detained colleagues. As these legal battles continue, the outcome will have significant implications for the future of the PTI and its detained leaders.