Top court suspends LHC orders for release of advocate Inamur Rahim

Top court suspends LHC orders for release of advocate Inamur Rahim

Islamabad (Agencies): The Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday suspended the Lahore High Court's ruling regarding the release of Advocate Inamur Rahim.


The federal government on Saturday challenged the LHC’s verdict against Rahim — a retired colonel who was picked up from his home in Rawalpindi on Dec 17, 2019.

On Thursday, the LHC's Rawalpindi bench had declared the detention of Rahim to be illegal and ordered military authorities to release him immediately.

During today’s proceedings, Justice Mushir Alam asked the basis on which the case (against Rahim) had been formed, in response to which the attorney general said a lot of material had been found on a laptop.

"There must be some reason for the arrest," Justice Alam contended, adding that as per the law, it is necessary to share the grounds for an arrest so that the nature of the crime can be determined.

"Listen to the case in chambers, I am ready to tell [you] everything," said the attorney general.

After hearing the arguments, the apex court suspended the LHC order and asked for the record submitted in the high court. Attorney-General for Pakistan Anwar Mansoor Khan then submitted a sealed report in the court.