Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) deputy chairman Shah Mahmood Qureshi and leader Asad Umar including 83 detained PTI workers were released.
On the orders of the Lahore High Court, the leaders arrested in the Jail Bharu Movement of PTI were released. Former Punjab Governor Umar Sarfraz Cheema, former provincial minister Murad Ras, Azam Khan Niazi and Senator Waleed Iqbal are also among those released.
Speaking to the media after his release, Asad Umar said he was proud to go to prison. Decisions made in camera will be final.
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf deputy chairman Shah Mahmood Qureshi and leader Asad Umar including 83 detained PTI workers were released.
Speaking to the media after his release, Asad Umar said that he was proud to go to prison, that decisions made in closed rooms would end. pic.twitter.com/OpsVmSjavx
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24 laborers including Asad Umar from Lahore and 59 laborers from Sargodha were shifted to Rajanpur District Jail.
Tehreek-e-Insaf Zulfi Bukhari and Fayyaz-ul-Hasan Chauhan were also released from Sir Godha jail, while Sadaqat Abbasi, Ijaz Khan Jazzi, Lataft Abbasi and others were among those released.
Besides, former Punjab Governor Umar Sarfraz Cheema, Senator Waleed Iqbal remained in jail.
Yesterday, the Lahore High Court ordered the release of the jailed leaders of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Jail Bharu movement.
Justice Tariq Saleem Sheikh issued the order on Fawad Chaudhry’s petition. The court stayed the arrest of Shah Mehmood Qureshi, Asad Umar and other Tehreek-e-Insaf leaders.
The court has ordered the release of the arrested leaders.
The court also asked the parties, including the Punjab government, to respond on March 7.
It should be noted that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf started the Jail Bharu Movement from Lahore on 22 February. The terrorists arrested under the Jail Bharu movement were transferred to remote jails of Punjab and were detained for a month under the MPO.