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Lahore High Court Grants Temporary Protection to Former First Lady, Restricts Arrests until June 13


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In a recent development, the Lahore High Court (LHC) has issued an order preventing the authorities from arresting the former first lady and wife of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman in any case until June 13.

The LHC conducted a hearing in response to a petition requesting information on the cases registered against the former first lady. During the proceedings, reports were submitted by the Punjab Police, Federal Investigation Agency (FIA), and Anti-Corruption Department. The Additional Attorney General, Javed Awan, also presented a report from the Islamabad Police.

The court directed the submission of a signed report from the Inspector General of Islamabad Police. Subsequently, the court decided to restrict the police from arresting the former first lady in any case until June 13.

This temporary protection from arrest granted by the Lahore High Court provides the former first lady with relief during the specified period. The court’s decision implies that she cannot be detained by the authorities until June 13.

The reasons behind the petition seeking information on the cases registered against the former first lady were not explicitly mentioned. However, it is understood that the court deemed it necessary to review the details before allowing any potential arrests.

The Lahore High Court’s decision underscores the significance of due process and the importance of thoroughly examining the facts and evidence before taking any action. The court’s intervention serves to protect the rights and interests of individuals involved in legal proceedings.

As the case progresses, further developments may arise, shedding more light on the nature of the cases against the former first lady and the implications of the Lahore High Court’s decision.

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