FIA seeks day-to-day contempt proceedings against Shehbaz

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The Federal Investigation Agency on Monday sought contempt proceedings against five accused including Leader of the Opposition Shehbaz Sharif over not only interrupting the court and submitting irrelevant applications to escape from charge framing but also wasting its time.

As the proceedings commenced, the special central court judge, extending pre-arrest bails by March 10 of accused Shehbaz and his son Hamza Shehbaz in alleged money laundering case, sought arguments from both sides on FIA’s application wherein day-to-day proceeding was sought.

The Sharif family’s counsel Senator Azam Nazir Tarar termed the FIA’s move as an attempt to affect the long march which the opposition parties have planned to oust Prime Minister Imran Khan. It is worth mentioning that the Special Court Central was hearing pre-arrest bails of the aforementioned accused persons in the alleged money laundering case of Rs25 billion.

Tarar argued that it seemed the FIA is in a hurry that is why they submitted an application for day-to-day proceedings. He argued that the only purpose of the FIA behind the move is to affect the long march of the opposition parties. FIA’s prosecutor told the court that the accused persons have been delivered case copies that are visible to read. However, the central court judge observed that the first charges will be framed then the application for day-to-day proceedings will be decided.

 

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