PTI fails to get relief against FIA notices


The Islamabad High Court on Thursday disposed of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s petition against notices issued by the Federal Investigation Agency.

The former ruling party had moved court against FIA for taking action following the Election Commission of Pakistan’s verdict in the prohibited funding case.

Last week, IHC suspended the notices sent by the FIA and sought comments till August 10. The court also summoned FIA officials in person for the next hearing.

The acting Chief Justice Amir Farooq on Thursday issued a four-page written decision on the matter.

The judge ruled that the notices against which the application was filed have been implemented. After PTI secreteriat employees responded to the notices and the inquiry in question took place, the application became ineffective, stated the judgment.

The ruling noted that the petitioner’s counsel had pleaded that the notices were issued in violation of the court order and FIA circular; however, the court said that the FIA circular was issued only to the cyber-crime wing.

Directing the FIA to provide the appropriate required information in its future notices, the court disposed of the petition.

Meanwhile, former deputy speaker National Assembly Qasim Khan Suri, former governor Balochistan Syed Zahoor Agha and other Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leaders failed to appear before the Federal Investigation Agency’s inquiry team on the prohibited funding case on Thursday morning.


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