Petition for anchorperson’s recovery adjourned
LAHORE: The Lahore High Court on Monday adjourned a petition for the recovery of “missing” anchorperson Imran Riaz as a counsel for his father and expressed hope for a “positive development” within days.
Chief Justice Muhammad Ameer Bhatti resumed hearing of the petition. Advocate Mian Ali Ashfaq appeared on behalf of petitioner Muhammad Riaz.
Asked about the progress in the case, the counsel said there had been some positive development in the case during the last few days and it is expected that the anchorperson would be safely recovered within the next few days.
At this, the chief justice adjourned further hearing till July 5.
During a previous hearing, Punjab Inspector General of Police (IGP) Dr Usman Anwar had told the court that all the law enforcement agencies had been working jointly and the special working group of the Punjab police held its meetings to review the progress of all police units, including the Counter Terrorism Department (CTD), for the recovery of the missing anchorperson, known for his pro-PTI stance.
The police admitted to having arrested Riaz on May 11 from Sialkot airport and shifting him to jail.
They claimed that the whereabouts of the anchorperson was unknown since his release from jail following the withdrawal of his detention order by the government.