IHC dismisses Parvez Elahi’s contempt of court petition

F.P. Report

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court has dismissed the contempt of court petition filed by PTI president and former Punjab chief minister Parvez Elahi.
Justice Tariq Mehmood Jahangiri of IHC heard the contempt petition pertaining to the re-arrest of Elahi. The Islamabad IGP, the DC, the SSP Operations, the Shalimar police station SHO and others were made parties in the petition.

At the beginning of the hearing, the court inquired whether Elahi was released? The lawyer said Elahi was arrested near the police lines after being released. On this, the court asked “what is the difference between not releasing Elahi or arresting him again in another case.” The court did not issue any order that he could not be arrested in another case, the judge said. It would be a contempt of court if Elahi was not released despite the court order, the judge remarked. Elahi’s lawyer said the Lahore High Court (LHC) had ordered not to arrest him in any case. The court said the contempt of court petition should be filed in the LHC. (NNI)