The Islamabad High Court has barred the Islamabad Police from arresting Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Fawad Chaudhry till May 17. The court also ordered the police to submit a compliance report by the said date.
The court issued the order after hearing a petition filed by Chaudhry’s lawyer, Advocate Muhammad Najeeb Tarar, who requested the court to restrain the police from arresting the PTI leader.
The petition was filed after the police had registered a case against Chaudhry for allegedly making a provocative speech during a public gathering in Islamabad on April 30.
The PTI leader had reportedly incited people against the government during his speech. The police had also issued a notice to Chaudhry asking him to appear before them to answer the charges.
The court, however, stayed the police action against Chaudhry till May 17. The court also asked the police to file a compliance report by the said date.