LHC issues notice to Imran Riaz on plea against his release

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The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Thursday issued notice to anchorperson Imran Riaz Khan for July 19 on a petition filed by the Punjab government against his discharge in a case registered at Civil Lines police station.

Justice Ali Baqar Najafi heard the petition filed by the Punjab Prosecution Department.

Additional Prosecutor General Punjab Khurram Khan argued before the court that Civil Lines police registered a case against the anchorperson over criticism of state institutions.

He submitted that the anchorperson was produced before the duty magistrate for obtaining physical remand to carry out investigations but the magistrate discharged him in the case.

He submitted that the impugned discharge order was based on the contents of a USB, prepared from the YouTube channel program of Imran Riaz, whereas its authenticity was yet to be determined by the Punjab Forensic Science Agency.

Therefore, the magistrate concerned could not give its opinion on the contents, he added.

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