LHC dismisses petition seeking release of accused in TikToker’s case

Amraiz Khan

The Lahore High Court (LHC) has dismissed the petition filed for the commission to investigate the case of Ayesha Akram in Greater Iqbal and release of innocent persons.

According to details, Justice Shahid Karim, while issuing a written order on the reserved judgment, ruled that the petition was not admissible as the petitioner was not an affected party.

Justice Shahid Karim heard the petition of Muhammad Tahir of Civil Society. The Chief Minister Punjab, IG Punjab, PEMRA, and others have been made parties in the petition.

Justice Shahid Karim while talking to the petitioner’s lawyer said that how did you make the Chief Minister a party in this case?.

The lawyer replied that on the orders of the Chief Minister, a case of Minar-i-Pakistan incident was registered and action was initiated against the unidentified accused.
Several persons who were not present on the spot were arrested by police.

Justice Shahid Karim questioned the lawyer that you are not an affected party, how can you approach the court.

The lawyer replied that it is a matter of basic human rights that is why he approached the court.

The TikToker herself invited people to come to Minar-i-Pakistan, the matter came to light on social media.

Police, on the orders of higher authorities, launched raids to arrest the accused involved in the case.

Police arrested dozens of innocent people. Under the Constitution of Pakistan, arresting citizens without any evidence is a violation of the law.

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