Fashion designer Khadija Shah, known for her support of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), has resumed her professional duties following a period of detention lasting several months.
After being granted bail by an anti-terrorism court in Quetta last month in connection with the May 9 riots, Shah surrendered herself to Punjab police in Lahore on May 23 of the previous year.
Allegations of her involvement in instigating the violent May 9 protests, which erupted following the arrest of PTI founder Imran Khan on corruption charges, led to her prolonged incarceration.
In a recent Instagram post, Shah announced her return to work with a poster declaring: “Our Creative Director Khadijah Shah is back: Elan Reignites.” Accompanying the post was a heartfelt note expressing gratitude to her Pakistani supporters for their unwavering backing during her ordeal.
“Now, with renewed zeal and creativity, I am excited to resume my role at the helm of Elan and Zaha,” Shah stated. “Together, we are poised to embark on a journey of rejuvenation, innovation, and cutting-edge design.”
Expressing her unwavering dedication to Pakistan, Shah affirmed, “My goal has always been to make Pakistan proud through my endeavors, and I am determined to continue on that path.” She acknowledged the support and blessings of her followers, expressing confidence that, with their continued encouragement, they would achieve great success.
Shah is the daughter of former federal and Punjab cabinet member Salman Shah.
The May 9 protests resulted in the arrest of thousands of PTI workers and supporters nationwide, prompting several leaders to distance themselves from the party in the aftermath of the events.