Supreme Court Bar Association of Pakistan condemns Imaan Mazari’s arrest by Paki ‘establishment’

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Imaan Mazari (Photo: Social Media)

The Supreme Court Bar Association of Pakistan (SCBAP) has voiced strong condemnation over the recent arrest of Imaan Mazari, a prominent human rights activist and Advocate. In a statement issued today, the SCBAP reiterated its commitment to upholding the rule of law, the supremacy of the Constitution, and the independence of institutions.

It must be noted here that, Imaan Mazari was arrested on the morning of August 20, after she addressed a PTM rally in Islamabad besides Manzoor Pashteen and Ali Wazir. Along with her, former lawmaker Ali Wazir has also been sent to three-days physical remand.

Following which, SCBAP issued a press release stating that the order passed by the Anti-Terrorism Court that granted three-day physical remand of Mazari is concerning. The Association pointed out that the order seemed disproportionate to the circumstances, raising questions about the legitimacy of the charges under which she was arrested.

Furthermore, the Supreme Court Bar Association of Pakistan underscored the importance of conducting legal proceedings transparently and justly, adhering to the principles of justice and human rights. The statement by the Bar Council highlighted the necessity of preserving the fundamental rights of all individuals, including the right to a fair trial, as enshrined in various articles of the Constitution. The Bar Council stressed the need for the legal system to operate within the framework of the law, and it demanded the immediate release of Imaan Mazari.

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