Islamabad commissioner, IG ordered to produce Pervaiz Elahi in LHC tomorrow
Court issues contempt notices to police officers in Pervaiz Elahi case
By News Desk
September 5, 2023 10:00 AM
The Lahore High Court has adjourned the hearing of Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi’s case while directing the Islamabad chief commissioner and IG police to safely produce the former Punjab chief minister in the court tomorrow, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.
The court summoned the Islamabad chief commissioner and IG police in person in the court tomorrow. The court also issued contempt notices to Attock DPO, Rawalpindi CPO and Attock Jail superintendent for not showing up in the court.
Justice Mirza Waqas Rauf on Tuesday heard Qaisera Elahi’s petition challenging the arrest of her husband and seeking contempt proceedings against the Islamabad police.
During the hearing, Elahi’s lawyer said that his client should be presented in the Lahore High Court.
The court ordered the Islamabad chief commissioner and IG police to present the PTI leader tomorrow.
The federal government lawyer said that they had challenged the court order, pleading with the court to hear their requests before producing Elahi in the court.
The judge remarked that he was only saying that the order of the court must first be implemented.
Earlier, the court summoned Islamabad chief commissioner, IG police and Attock Jail superintendent till 11 am when they did not show up for the case hearing.
The court expressed its displeasure at not producing Pervaiz Elahi. It also displayed its annoyance over the non-appearance of the Islamabad IG and issued show cause notice to him.
The court declared that there was a clear order of the court to produce Elahi and asked the government lawyer to appear and explain.
Punjab Additional Advocate General Ghulam Sarwar Nahang told the court that Parvaiz Elahi was not presented due to heart problem, Islamabad DC prohibited him from traveling due to illness.
He said that Elahi has been detained by the Islamabad DC under the threat of public order.
Nahang opposed the petition for habeas corpus pleading that the petition was no longer justified.
Deputy Superintendent of District Jail Attock and District and Sessions Judge Attock appeared as bailiffs. The report submitted to the court said that Elahi could not be recovered due to detention.
Different LHC judge hears Pervaiz Elahi’s case
Earlier, instead of Justice Mohammad Amjad Rafiq of the Lahore High Court, Justice Mirza Waqas Rauf heard Pervaiz Elahi’s production case today.
As per the cause list issued by the LHC registrar’s office, Justice Amjad Rafiq did not hear cases on the LHC principal seat. Rather, he will hold proceedings on the cases at Multan Bench till October 28. The roster of his transfer to the Multan Bench was issued on August 30.
The Lahore High Court Chief Justice fixed Elahi’s production case for hearing at the court of Justice Rauf.
Petitioner Qaisera Elahi, w/o Pervaiz Elahi, filed an application in the LHC challenging the arrest of her husband.
During yesterday’s hearing, Justice Rafiq of the LHC directed the district and sessions judge concerned to recover Pervaiz Elahi from Attock Jail for his production on Tuesday (today), besides issuing a contempt of court notice to the inspector general of Islamabad police for arresting the PTI leader despite an injunctive order.
Reporter Malik Ashraf