After bailing out on May 9, Khadija Shah was rearrested for 30 days

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Earlier this week, Khadija Shah, a fashion designer, was put under detention for 30 days in connection with the incidents of May 9 according to the MPO ordinance. 

As a result of Shah’s arrest, Lahore’s Deputy Commissioner (DC) Rafia Haider sent a notification to media outlets, stating that she was concerned the designer might disrupt law and order again, thus her detention. 

As a result of this decision, Shah has been granted post-arrest bail in a case concerning the torching of police cars during the May 9 violence as a consequence of his arrest.

According to the statement issued by the district intelligence branch, Shah has been detained on the recommendation of district inspector Cantt as well as the superintendent of police (SP) Cantt.

Shah was also stated in the notification to have been involved in violent protests on May 9 – the same day when Imran Khan, the Chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, was arrested in a case regarding the Al-Qadir Trust in Lahore.

On May 9, a powerful and motivated group of individuals led by Salman Shah’s daughter, Farah Shah, claimed responsibility for the attack on the Lahore Corps Commander’s House, also known as Jinnah House, during the mayhem of May 9.

Thousands of PTI workers were arrested across the country as a result of the protest, and several leaders of the party also resigned over the May 9 events, leaving the party in a state of disarray.

On May 23, a crackdown against the rioters led to the designer turning herself in amid four cases related to the incident. She had been named in four cases connected to the incident. As a result of the four cases in which she was detained during this time, she was recently granted bail in the last of the four cases on November 15.

According to Section 3 of the MPO, the government has the right to arrest and detain persons suspected of criminal offenses.

“Upon being satisfied that it is necessary for the government to do so in order to prevent anyone from acting in any manner prejudicial to public safety or maintaining public order, it may, by writing, order the arrest and detention of such person, for such period as may be prescribed under sub-section (7), as specified in the order; it will extend such detention from time to time for a period not exceeding six months at a time, if it is satisfied that for such reasons, it is necessary to do so.” 

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