On the order of the Islamabad High Court (IHC), the Central Secretariat of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf’s (PTI) was reopened on Thursday.

A bailiff appointed by Justice Ijaz Ishaq Khan of the IHC for the purpose reopened the office. The IHC over a week ago had ordered the Capital Development Authority (CDA) to immediately de-seal PTI’s central secretariat in the federal capital.

Accepting the PTI’s plea, the court noted that the authority had not issued any notice prior to the order to seal the party’s secretariat.

It added that the CDA had neither sent the order to seal the office to the party, nor its copy. The CDA had partly demolished the secretariat before sealing it on May 24, saying it had been built in violation of the building bylaw.