The contempt of court petition against the arrest of journalist Imran Riaz was disposed of by the Islamabad High Court. The Chief Justice said that the arrest of Imran Riaz in Attock did not fall under the jurisdiction of this court.
Islamabad High Court Chief Justice Athar Minallah conducted the hearing. Imran Riaz’s lawyer said that the journalist Imran Riaz was arrested by the Punjab Police from within the limits of Islamabad and action was taken against IG Islamabad, IG Punjab and DC. Go
Chief Justice Athar Minallah said that last night there was a report that Imran Riaz was arrested from Punjab. The lawyer replied that Imran Riaz called me and told me that he was at Islamabad Toll Plaza. A separate contempt of court petition has been filed in the Lahore High Court. The Lahore High Court was not informed about the FIR of the night.
The Chief Justice said that every court has its own jurisdiction, Lahore High Court can look into the matter, the arrest of Imran Riaz in Attock does not become the jurisdiction of this court, this court cannot investigate Punjab, from Islamabad. There was talk of arrest, arrest was made outside our jurisdiction, Imran Riaz was not arrested by Islamabad police but by Punjab, we are not giving any observation in the case.
The Lahore High Court said that if an arrest was made from Islamabad, he would bring the order. The lawyer said that the police was saying that the arrest was made from Punjab, we are saying that it was made from Islamabad. To approach the Lahore High Court.