Shiite News: Ashiq Bukhari arrested for participating in Pakistan Day rally carrying Pakistani flag was released on the orders of the High Court. The High Court ordered the release of Syed Ashiq Hussain Bukhari, Political Secretary of Majlis-e-Wahdat Muslimeen Chiniot. The MWM had approached the Lahore High Court against the illegal arrest of Syed Ashiq Hussain Bukhari.
Asad Nisar Bhatti Advocate appeared in the High Court on behalf of Majlis-e-Wahdat-e-Muslimeen. The petitioner’s counsel contended that Syed Ashiq Hussain Bukhari’s name was wrongly included in the Fourth Schedule. Syed Ashiq Hussain Bukhari is a patriotic and peaceful citizen.
The petitioner’s counsel said that Ashiq Hussain Bukhari participated in the Jashan-e-Pakistan rally in Chiniot on the occasion of Pakistan Day.
The lawyer said that Ashiq Hussain Bukhari raised the green crescent flag and chanted slogans for the sanctity and pride of the homeland and expressed his immense love for the Kingdom of God. Chiniot police arrested Ashiq Hussain Bukhari for expressing love for the homeland.
The petitioner’s counsel took the positions that how can one arrest any citizen for expressing love for the homeland? The court, after hearing the arguments of the parties, remarked that patriotism is a component of faith and no citizen can be prevented from celebrating independence. The apex court granted bail and ordered the release of Syed Ashiq Hussain Bukhari.