LHC adjourns hearing of Moonis Elahi’s wife plea till 27th

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The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Tuesday sought reply from the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on a petition, filed by Tehreem Elahi, wife of Paki-stan Muslim League-Quaid leader Moonis Elahi, challenging the placement of her name on the no-fly list, till January 27.

The single bench comprising Justice Shehram Sarwar Chaudhry heard the petition. The court expressed dissatisfaction on the report, filed by the FIA authorities, during the proceedings. The court addressed FIA’s director, present in the court, and questioned why he did not sign the report, adding that it was based on probabilities.

In response to a court remark, the FIA director ten-dered an apology to the court. However, the court directed the official to file the reply first, then the matter would be reviewed.

The court adjourned further hearing till January 27.

During today’s hearing, FIA Assistant Director Sarfraz Virk appeared in the court and submitted reply to Tehreem’s petition. “It appears to be a political matter,” Justice Chaudhry commented while expressing dissatisfaction over the FIA’s report. “You people are here to do your jobs or contest elections,” the LHC judge questioned.

The judge said the LHC had already disposed of a money laundering case against the Chaudhry family.

To which, counsel for the federal government said the case against Tehreem was different.

At one point, Justice Chaudhry said the FIA assistant director spoke lie in court, commenting: “It seems the FIA officer did not care about his career”.