Farogh, Shehzad refute charges by ex-FIA DG

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Observer Report 
Islamabad

Law Minister Farogh Naseem and Adviser to the Prime Minister on Interior and Accountability Mirza Shahzad Akbar have denied allegations made by former director general of the Federal Investigation Agency Bashir Memon.

Speaking to a private news channel, Memon had alleged that he was pressured by Prime Minister Imran Khan, Naseem and Akbar to initiate a case against Justice Qazi Faez Isa.

Memon’s allegations, however, were swiftly denied by the government officials.

The law minister via Twitter refuted the “baseless allegations” levelled by Memon. “I have never discussed any issue regarding Justice Isa with Memon. Azam Khan, Shahzad Akbar and Memon have never come to my office together.”

“Azam Khan has only come to my office once and that was all by himself only to discuss legal reforms,” he said.

“PM Imran, Azam Khan or Shahzad Akbar have never ever stated to me that they have discussed anything with Memon about Justice Isa,” he said.

Akbar also refuted claims of any such meeting about Justice Isa, calling the allegations “rubbish”.

“He was never called for any meeting with PM or myself on Justice Qazi Faez Isa issue, and there was no meeting with the law minister and him as he claims.

Similarly he was never told to start any case against any specific individual.”