In response to non-bailable arrest warrants issued against her by an additional district and sessions court in Islamabad, Pakistani women rights activist Gulalai Ismail on Wednesday called it as an act of appeasement by a Pakistani court before country's intelligence agency ISI. The non-bailable warrant was issued in a case pertaining to maligning national institutions. According to the order, court would initiate the process to declare her a "proclaimed offender" if the "suspect" does not appear before the court on October 21, reports Pakistani media.
Ismail took to Twitter to respond to Pakistani journalist’s tweet which said that the move "isn't the court's doing", but what "Pakistan military establishment wants and we all know the judiciary is compromised." She wrote "Things Pakistani courts do to appease ISI"
Things Pakistani courts do to appease ISI. https://t.co/j4yhq1wnsm— Gulalai_Ismail (@Gulalai_Ismail) October 2, 2019
Earlier, Ismail managed to escape Pakistan to seek political asylum in the United States. She has emerged as the new face of hope for the many oppressed minorities of the Islamic country.
However, in March this year, the Islamabad High Court had directed the interior ministry to remove her name from the Exit Control List (ECL).
Gulalai Ismail had joined the Muhajirs, Pashtuns, Balochis, Sindhis and many other minority groups which protested outside the United Nations headquarters while Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan's addressed the UN General Assembly in New York. The 32-year old rights activist managed to slip through the dragnet last month and now stays with her sister in Brooklyn in New York.