Defence ministry assures SC to conditional release of detained lawyer Inam-ur-Raheem

ISLAMABAD: The defence ministry Wednesday assured the Supreme Court that detained Advocate Inamur Rahim would be released on certain conditions.

Advocate Inam Ur Rahim was picked up by security agencies from his home in Rawalpindi on December 17, 2019.

A three-member bench of the court headed by Justice Mushir Alam heard the case filed by the government against a Lahore High Court Rawalpindi bench verdict.

During the course of proceedings, the attorney general said that Rahim was unwell and had been taken to the hospital multiple times. He said that the advocate would be released if his counsel agreed to surrender his passport and share his laptop’s password with the ministry.

The attorney general said that Rahim should also agree to not venture outside the twin cities of Islamabad and Rawalpindi. He said that Rahim should also agree to cooperate in the investigation.

The retired colonel’s counsel reminded the court that Rahim had been under detention for more than a month but agreed to the defence ministry’s conditions for release.

The court then directed Rahim’s counsel to surrender his passport and cooperate in the investigation. Justice Mushir Alam said that government’s petition against Rahim’s release order by LHC would be heard on merit.

The hearing was adjourned for two weeks.