Ministry Of Defence Sets Conditions For Release Of Retired Col Rahim


Ministry of Defence sets conditions for release of Retired Col Rahim

The counsel of the retired Army Officer surrendered passport of his client and assured cooperation in investigation.

ISLAMABAD: (Urdu Point/Pakistan Point News-Jan 22nd, 2020) The Defence Ministry assured the top court that Advocate Inamur Rahim—the retired colonel was picked up by a security agency in December last year, would be set free if certain conditions were met.

A three-member bench of the Supreme Court headed by Justice Mushir Alam was hearing the appeal of former Army Officer Inamur Rahim seeking his release from the detention of the Ministry of the Defence.

As the hearing commenced, Attorney General appeared before the bench and said that Inam-ur-Rahim was not well and was taken to hospital for number of times. The top law officer said that he would be set free if his counsel agreed to surrender his passport and share his laptop's password with the ministry. The AGP also set another condition that Rahim would not go outside the twin cities of Islamabad and Rawalpindi.

“Rahim should cooperate in the investigation,” the top law officer told the top court. The counsel of Inamur Rahim said that his client was in detention for more than a month but he agreed to the conditions of the ministry.

The lawyer surrendered the passport of his client and assured cooperation in the investigation, saying, "Government's petition against Rahim's release will be heard on merit."

After hearing both sides, the top court adjourned the hearing for two weeks.

Fida Hussnain

Fida Hussnain is a lahore based journalist. He writes on politics, religion, social issues and climate change. He is also a research fellow at University of Gujrat.