The Islamabad High Court has granted post-arrest bail to 23 activists who had been detained last week for protesting against the arrest of Pashtun Tahafuz Movement (PTM) leader Manzoor Pashteen.
“How could you question someone’s patriotism? Do you think constitutional courts will shut their eyes on a matter like this?” said IHC Chief Justice Athar Minallah, according to Dawn. He went on to say that is the state’s job to protest its people.
The chief justice has given a week’s time to the deputy commissioner to come up with a report on the incident.
The activists were arrested last week and charged with sedition.
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