During the hearing of a petition challenging the detention of Awami Muslim League chief and former federal interior minister Sheikh Rasheed, the Lahore High Court Rawalpindi bench has requested a report from the federal government.
The Lahore High Court Rawalpindi Bench considered the petition against the detention of Sheikh Rasheed.
Advocate Sardar Abdul Raziq Khan, representing Sheikh Rasheed, appeared in court during the hearing.
The Supreme Court has sought a report from the Regional Police Officer (RPO), City Police Officer (CPO), Inspector General of Punjab (IG Punjab), and the federal government regarding Sheikh Rasheed’s detention.
The Lahore High Court Rawalpindi Bench has instructed all parties to submit a report on Sheikh Rasheed’s detention by September 22.
It has been reported that Rawalpindi police conducted a raid at Sheikh Rasheed’s residence.
After the court hearing, Sheikh Rasheed’s lawyer informed the media that they have concrete evidence of the police raid at Sheikh Rasheed’s house. However, no information about Sheikh Rasheed’s condition has been provided yet, and Sheikh Rasheed Shafiq, his spokesperson, has been told that they will receive updates in a day or two.
The lawyer stated that the court had given the federal government and Rawalpindi police three days to respond.
Furthermore, Sheikh Rasheed’s driver, Sajjad, has been released. The lawyer mentioned that they have access to security camera footage from a private housing society and witnesses.
According to Sheikh Rasheed’s lawyer, there is no case registered against Sheikh Rasheed in Punjab, and the raid on his residence by the Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Operations in Rawalpindi was conducted without a specific case.