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Pic02-004 ISLAMABAD-Feb02: Police officials escort the Chief of Awami Muslim League (AML) and former Interior Minister Shiekh Rashid leaving arrives additional and sessions court after attend hearing in Federal Capital, As Court sends Sheikh Rashid on two-day physical remand. ONLINE PHOTO by Waseem Khan


A Petition filed in the LHC Rawalpindi bench for recovery of sheikh rashid, a close ally of Imran Khan

Recovery of Sheikh

ISLAMABAD: An application has been lodged with the Lahore High Court Rawalpindi bench in connection with the alleged apprehension of former minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed.

Amir Shafiq, Sheikh Rashid’s nephew, initiated the filing of this petition in the Rawalpindi bench of the high court on Monday morning.

The petition contends that the authorities apprehended the Sheikh Rashid without a valid warrant and transferred him to an undisclosed location.

The petitioner has named the federal government, the Punjab government, the Punjab inspector general of police, and the regional police officer as respondents.

Furthermore, the petition challenges the arrest not only of Sheikh Rashid but also of his nephew Sheikh Shakir and other staff members.

The petitioner asserts that despite attempts to contact the police, no information was provided regarding the whereabouts of the detainees.

In addition, it is emphasized that there are no pending charges against the individuals in custody, and they are not required for questioning in any ongoing investigation.

The detained individual, Sheikh Shakir, is portrayed as a businessman with no involvement in political activities, making his detention seemingly unlawful.

The petition requests the court to compel the police to present all those detained before the court for further proceedings. The lawyer representing the petitioner has urged for an expedited hearing, ideally scheduled for today.

Punjab police arrest AML chief Sheikh Rashid

Meanwhile, on Sunday, police arrested former interior minister from his residence in Rawalpindi.

Sheikh Rasheed’s lawyer, Sardar Abdurrazaq, confirmed that plainclothes individuals arrested the AML chief from his home. The authorities shifted Rashid and his two nephews to an undisclosed location.

Sheikh Rasheed

A petition was filed on Monday for the recovery of Sheikh Rashid.

On September 11, the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) summoned Sheikh Rashid Ahmed in connection with the National Crime Agency (NCA) £190 million Scandal, also known as the Al-Qadir Trust Case. The former federal minister had to appear before the anti-corruption watchdog.

Previously, on May 24, Sheikh Rasheed did not attend a scheduled NAB appearance related to the probe into the National Crime Agency’s £190 million scandal. He had been asked to appear before NAB due to his role as a former member of Imran Khan’s cabinet, which was involved in the decision regarding the £190 million settlement from the United Kingdom.

It is worth noting that Sheikh Rasheed had claimed that there were threats to his life, and three individuals had been assigned to assassinate him. He appealed to the then Chief Justice of Pakistan to take notice of this matter.

Javed Mahmood
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I am an experienced writer, analyst, and author. My exposure in English journalism spans more than 28 years. In the past, I have been working with daily The Muslim (Lahore Bureau), daily Business Recorder (Lahore/Islamabad Bureaus), Daily Times, Islamabad, daily The Nation (Lahore and Karachi). With daily The Nation, I have served as Resident Editor, Karachi. Since 2009, I have been working as a Freelance Writer/Editor for American organizations.

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