“People cannot be left to die in jails,” Lahore High Court

The Lahore High Court has requested a written report from the Inspector General of Punjab regarding the procedure of geo-fencing in relation to the recovery of a citizen. The court remarked that people cannot be left to die in jails.

Justice Anwar-ul-Haq Pannu of the Lahore High Court conducted a hearing on the request of Khawar Arshad, in which the re-arrest of her son, Shoaib Arshad, was challenged after his release.

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On this occasion, the Inspector General of Punjab appeared in court. The court expressed its belief that the police do not have the enthusiasm to invite the IG Police. If a citizen is released in one case, they are arrested in another. What is happening? Why is the law not being followed?

“We are all employees of government institutions, we receive salaries, and the public has employed us,” Justice Anwar-ul-Haq Pannu stated that we have been kept here not for governance but for service. Even after retirement, we have to live in this society.

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The Punjab Police IG informed that on May 9, significant installations, including Jinnah House, suffered damage due to incidents. Arrests are being made through geo-fencing.

He revealed that similar incidents have occurred in several cities, including Gujranwala and Lahore, in a Taliban-like manner. The Punjab IG stated that innocent individuals will be released after identification parades, and they are apprehending those involved in violence against female police officers and personnel, while forming JITs (Joint Investigation Teams) to conduct investigations. The court has requested a report on the progress of the cases from the IG Punjab.

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