Money laundering charges: Court issues notice to FIA on Khadija’s plea – Pakistan

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LAHORE: The Lahore High Court on Tuesday issued a notice to the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on a petition by PTI activist and designer Khadija Shah difficult an inquiry on cash laundering fees.

Justice Ali Baqar Najafi sought a reply from the FIA director normal by Dec 22 and in addition restrained the company from inflicting any harassment to the petitioner’s household.

Earlier, Advocate Sameer Khosa argued on behalf of Ms Shah that the FIA initiated the impugned inquiry into the cash laundering case in opposition to the petitioner with none authorized justification. He mentioned the FIA`s inquiry into cash laundering was primarily based on malice. He requested the courtroom to put aside the inquiry.

Ms Shah has been granted bail in all May 9 riots circumstances registered in opposition to her in Lahore.

However, Quetta police obtained her custody from a courtroom in Lahore for investigation right into a case relating to the May 9 riots.

AZHAR: Justice Shehram Sarwar Chaudhry of the Lahore High Court on Tuesday recused himself from a petition by former governor Mian Azhar looking for particulars of circumstances, if any, in opposition to his son Hammad Azhar, a former federal minister.

The petition got here for listening to earlier than the decide, who refused to hear it for private causes.

The decide referred the petition to the chief justice with a request to repair its listening to earlier than another bench.

Mian Azhar alleged that he and his household had been being harassed and humiliated by the authorities so as to restrain them from operating the election marketing campaign regardless of the announcement of the ballot schedule by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP).

He mentioned his son had to file nomination papers earlier than the ECP, however he had no information of the ‘hidden’ circumstances in opposition to him. He alleged that police and different businesses had been conducting raids and inflicting harassment to his members of the family.

The petitioner requested the courtroom to restrain the federal government and different respondents from inflicting harassment to the petitioner and his members of the family in any method and supply particulars of FIRs, if any, lodged in opposition to his son.

Hammad has been declared a proclaimed offender in a number of circumstances associated to May 9 riots.

REPLIES SOUGHT: Justice Ali Baqar Najafi of the Lahore High Court on Tuesday sought replies from the Punjab police and the Anti-Corruption Establishment (ACE) on a petition of PTI Secretary General Omar Ayub Khan looking for particulars of the circumstances registered in opposition to him.

The PTI chief additionally alleged harassment by the hands of the police and different authorities businesses.

Khan mentioned he wished to contest upcoming normal elections and it was obligatory for a candidate to point out particulars of circumstances, if any, within the nomination papers.

He mentioned the authorities weren’t offering him the main points of the circumstances in opposition to him.

The decide issued notices to the respondents for Dec 22.

Published in Dawn, December twentieth, 2023

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