Pervaiz Elahi arrested again…this time by Islamabad police
Ex-chief minister was on his way home after release ordered by LHC
By News Desk
September 1, 2023 12:32 PM
It was like out of the frying pan into the fire for PTI senior leader and former Punjab chief minister Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi as he was again arrested minutes after he was released on the orders of the Lahore High Court on Friday, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.
A LHC judge earlier in the day issued orders to release Pervaiz Elahi, barring every agency, authority or police from arresting him again.
But the Islamabad police jumped into the fray and arrested the former chief minister under 3MPO as he was on his way to his house from LHC.
The Islamabad police personnel got hold of the PTI leader and wasted no time in setting off for the federal capital.
Earlier, the Lahore High Court (LHC) has ordered the immdiate release of Pervaiz Elahi, directing for holding an inquiry into his arrest in violation of court orders.
Pervaiz Elahi was produced in the court of Justice Muhammad Amjad Rafique who heard the case of non-implementation of court order of not to arrest the former chief minister.
Taking up Pervaiz Elahi’s plea, Justice Amjad Rafique inquired did anyone tell the accountability court that the intra-court appeal has been dismissed. The NAB prosecutor said he has no knowledge of it.
The LHC judge responded that a complete inquiry will be held into it, but for now the court is ordering the release of Ch Pervaiz Elahi.
The LHC judge also ordered authorities not to arrest Pervaiz Elahi in any pending case. No authority, agency or office should arrest the former chief minister, he added.
The judge further ruled that Pervaiz Elahi will neither be detained under any law nor he will be put under house arrest.
Doctors declare Parvaiz Elahi medically fit
Pervaiz Elahi has been declared medically fit by medical board comprising doctors of Jinnah Hospital.
The medical board on Friday advised Parvaiz Elahi to follow the recommendations and prescription of doctors after medical his medical checkup in the cell of National Accountability Bureau.
The medical board recommended CBC, sugar test, LFT, lipid profile, TSH and various tests after a detailed medical examination of Parvez Elahi.
Parvez Elahi had a complaint of mild irritation in both eyes in the morning.
According to report of the medical board External examination of eyes with rich light and artificial tears have been recommended for existing eye complaints,
The reports of medical board clarified that there is no infection in the urinary tract. However, medical report says Pervez Elahi's major complaint was nocturia, edema and burning sensation in the lower limbs.
Reporters Irfan Malik and Malik Ashraf