IHC seeks details of cases against Asad UmarBreaking

May 19, 2023

The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Friday sought details of cases registered against Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf secretary general and former federal minister Asad Umar, who is currently detained under 3MPO. The case was being heard by Justice Mian Gul Hasan Aurangzeb of the Islamabad High Court. During the court proceedings, Amina Ali Advocate and Dr. Babar Awan appeared on behalf of Asad Umar and presented their arguments in defense of the former minister.

Advocate Babar Awan requested the court to issue a notice to both parties and adjourned the hearing until Monday. “Do you want to enjoy the weekend,” Justice Mian Gul Aurangzeb remarked on Babar Awan’s request to defer the hearing of the case till Monday. The State Council received the court notice and is expected to prepare a response accordingly. The notice calls for the submission of First Information Reports (FIRs) against Asad Umar. The court has scheduled the next hearing for Tuesday to further deliberate on the matter.

It is pertinent to mention here that PTI secretary general Asad Umar challenged his arrest under MPO in the Islamabad High Court (IHC). Asad Umar challenged his detention under MPO through Babar Awan and Amna Ali in the Islamabad High Court. Secretary Interior, IG Police and others have been made respondents in the plea. The former federal minister in his plea stated that as per SC’s verdict, arrests cannot be made on the premises of the high court. During arrest from the IHC premises, my fundamental human rights were affected, Umar further said in his plea. He pleaded with the court to strike down his arrest and order release. Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Asad Umar was arrested from the premises of Islamabad High Court (IHC) on May 10.

Credit: Independent News Pakistan-INP