ISLAMABAD - The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Tuesday maintained the objections of Registrar Office on an intra court appeal (ICA) seeking to dismiss the verdict against the arrest of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leaders Shehryar Khan Afridi and Shandana Gulzar under the Maintenance of Public Order (MPO).
A two-judge bench comprising Chief Justice Aamer Farooq and Justice Tariq Mehmood Jahangiri announced the verdict in the ICA filed by the District Magistrate Islamabad challenging the verdict of single member bench.
The chief justice, in the order, noted that the Registrar Office had raised the objection that the single member bench had not issued its detailed order so far. The single-member bench, in its interim order, had also directed to release Shehryar Afridi with some conditions.
The court asked whether the accused after his release had convened any political procession or harmed law and order situation.
The Advocate General of Islamabad read out the verdict of the single bench and said that it had given complete relief to the petitioners.
Justice Jahangiri observed that the court had not terminated the MPO instead it had just added some conditions to apply it. The court questioned that how the appeal against the interim order was maintainable. The chief justice remarked that a precedent could be set if the court take up the appeal against an interim order.