Khadija Shah files appeal against detention order in Lahore High Court


Shah’s petition names the provincial government, Lahore DC, provincial police chief, and superintendent Kot Lakhpat Jail, among others, as respondents.

The plea asserts that the charges filed by law enforcers are “false and baseless”.

On Friday, the Lahore administration ordered the detention of PTI activist Khadija Shah for 30 days under the Maintenance of Public Order (MPO) ordinance.

DC Rafia Haider issued the order after an anti-terrorism court (ATC) granted post-arrest bail to Khadija Shah the previous day in the final case linked to the May 9 riots.

According to the order, SP Cantt Division Lahore and the district intelligence branch recommended Shah’s detention under 3-MPO for the period of 30 days.

“It is feared that Khadija Shah may create a law and order situation as she had been involved in May 9 violence,” the notification added.

Violent protests broke out across the country on May 9 after the arrest of the former prime minister in the Al-Qadir Trust case.

Police arrested Khadija Shah in the Jinnah House attack case following the May 9 protests. She had reportedly surrendered before the SSP CIA police Malik Liaquat in Iqbal Town Lahore.


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