LAHORE — On Saturday, the Lahore High Court (LHC) ordered the release of 123 Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) activists who had been imprisoned after the party’s demonstrations over Imran Khan’s incarceration.
Justice Anwarul Haq of the LHC ruled on a plea brought by PTI leader Farrukh Habib, finding the government’s notice of their imprisonment unconstitutional.
During the hearing, Mr Habib’s lawyer informed the court that all of the detainees were political activists, and he requested that they be released.
The appeal contested the arbitrary imprisonment of 123 PTI workers from Faisalabad, Farrukh Habib’s hometown.
After the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) detained Mr Khan from the Islamabad High Court (IHC) in the Al-Qadir Trust case, violent demonstrations erupted throughout the nation. During the demonstrations, many public and private assets were destroyed.
Following the vandalism, authorities initiated an effort to apprehend the perpetrators.