KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Monday restrained Khairpur police from arresting workers of Pakistan Muslim League-Functional (PML-F) without tangible evidences in as many as 35 cases allegedly lodged at the behest of Sindh Minister for Prisons, Anti-Corruption, Mines and Minerals Manzoor Hussain Wassan.
A division bench headed by Justice Sajjad Ali Shah issued these directions on a petition filed by Khadim Hussain Aradin and other PML-F supporters against police harassment. The court while disposing of the petition barred police from harassing and registering any case against them without permission of court.
The petitioners, residents of Taluka Naura of Khairpur district, alleged that they and their relatives were being coerced to join Pakistan People’s Party by provincial minister, and upon refusal, local police and district administration of Khairpur district, who works on the whims of Mr Wassan, had implicated them in 35 fabricated cases.
They requested the court to restrain police officials from harassing and arresting them in forged cases.