Arrest warrants for Atiqa Odho
RAWALPINDI: A civil court on Tuesday issued arrest warrants of renowned TV actress and former communication adviser to All Pakistan Muslim League (APML) Atiqa Odho for her continuous absence from the court during the hearing in the liquor recovery case.
Civil Judge Rawalpindi Hamayun Pervez directed the authorities concerned that Atiqa Odho be arrested and produced in the court on the next date of hearing on November 15.
The court on September 29, summoned her to appear before the court today (Tuesday) but she remained absent and after the expiry of court timings, her arrest warrants were issued.
Atiqa Odho was briefly detained by Airport Security Force (ASF) and officials of Pakistan Customs on June 5, 2011 at Benazir Bhutto International Airport for keeping two bottles of liquor in her luggage.
Police booked her under Article 4 of Prohibition Hadd Order 1979 for carrying liquor after the Supreme Court took suo motu notice of the incident. The court granted her interim bail on July 7, which was confirmed on July 13.