PTI’s Shireen Mazari arrested for the fourth time as crackdown intensifies


RAWALPINDI – An apparent hide-and-seek between the federal government Shireen Mazari continues as the former human rights minister has been held for the fourth time.

The counsel of Shireen confirmed the re-arrest of his client. Barrister Ahsan J. Pirzada said that the former human rights minister has been arrested for the fourth time in the last ten days.

PTI leader Farrukh Habib also shared a tweet, saying Mazari, 72, was re-arrested outside the Adiala Jail by Punjab police, hours after she secured bail from Lahore High Court (LHC).

In a social media post, the defiant leader called it the law of the jungle, saying the ruling of any court is not being recognized.

For the unversed, the seasoned politician was first detained on May 12 under Section 3 of the Maintenance of Public Order (3MPO) and was granted bail on May 14 but was re-arrested as she was leaving the Adiala Jail.

She got bail again but was held from her residence in the capital as the government continued a massive crackdown against the PTI and the party’s top leadership is behind bars.

Former PM Imran Khan, who got his bail, alleged PTI and its followers are facing an illegal crackdown, as a large number of people have been swept up in a nationwide crackdown and hundreds face trial in military courts.

Hours after release, police arrest Shireen Mazari, Maleeka Bokhari again