ISLAMABAD: Shah Mahmood Qureshi, the Vice-Chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), has been released from Adiala jail on the orders of the Lahore High Court Rawalpindi bench.
Addressing the media outside Adiala Jail upon his release, Qureshi reassured PTI workers that he remains committed to the cause of justice and stands with the party.
Qureshi expressed his gratitude to the party workers and supporters who have been facing challenging and testing times. He urged them not to lose hope, assuring them that the “sun of justice” will rise again. He also announced his plans to meet PTI Chairman Imran Khan in Lahore the following day to discuss the current political situation. Qureshi also expressed gratitude to his lawyers and all the people who supported him.
The PTI Vice Chairman stated that he would hold a detailed discussion with the media after meeting Imran Khan.He refused to take questions of the journalists after his talks.
He expressed his commitment to working for the release of innocent PTI workers imprisoned unjustly and fighting for their rights within the legal framework.
Earlier in the day, the Rawalpindi Bench of the Lahore High Court (LHC) had ruled that Qureshi should no longer be arrested under the Maintenance of Public Order Ordinance (MPO). Presided over by Justice Chaudhry Abdul Aziz, the court also deemed the MPO orders issued by the Rawalpindi deputy commissioner as illegal. Consequently, the authorities were instructed to release Qureshi immediately without requiring him to submit surety bonds.