Taking up PTI Chairman Imran Khan’s petition challenging a call-up notice issued by the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) in the prohibited funding case, the Lahore High Court (LHC)on Tuesday ordered the anti-graft watchdog against harassing the former prime minister.
During the course of proceedings, IHC’s Justice Asjad Javed Ghural sought a reply from FIA, the interior ministry and other parties made by the petitioner on the next hearing.
The court asked if some action could be taken against a political party following the instructions of the federal government.
“Does this inquiry have any legal protection or not?” asked the court.
In response to this, Khan’s lawyer said: “The inquiry of the prohibited funding case has no legal protection.”
The FIA alleges that the PTI’s accounts were opened with the signatures of the party’s top leadership, the court maintained.
“Do you accept these accounts?” questioned the court.