Prohibited funding case PHC stops FIA from probing Asad Qaiser

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The Peshawar High Court (PHC) on Thursday stopped the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) from investigating former National Assembly Speaker Asad Qaiser in the prohibited funding case.

The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) had summoned the PTI leader for questioning him today, but he refused to appear before the body as he had challenged their decision to summon him a day earlier.

In a short order issued after today’s hearing, the court prohibited FIA from investigating the ex-NA speaker till the next hearing.

The court, in the order, asked the FIA whether the federal government asked it to probe the PTI leaders. It also asked the FIA whether the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) issued any orders for inquiry against PTI.

The high court also asked FIA whether probing under the Political Parties Order 2022 comes under the ambit of the body.—INP

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