Law Minister Fawad's move for Shehbaz, Hamza’s arrests backfires
Court issues notices after FIA seeks revocation of Shehbaz Sharif's bail in money laundering case
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Swinging into his first action after becoming law minister, Chaudhry Fawad Hussain on Saturday made a move aimed at arresting Shehbaz Sharif and Hamza Shehbaz but it fell flat, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.
Newly-appointed Law Minister Fawad soon after taking charge issued directives to the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) for the cancellation of bails of Shehbaz Sharif, oppositon’s joint candidate for becoming next prime minister and Hamza Shehbaz, Opposition’s candidate for Punjab chief ministership.
The court, however, refused to cancel the bail or review its March 25 decision of granting the bail. The judge observed that if the FIA had any objection then the Agency can challenge the court's decision in the high court.
Earlier, the FIA special judge central reserved the ruling on the FIA’s application seeking revocation of Shehbaz’s bail.
The FIA pleaded to the court that Shehbaz Sharif was misusing his bail from this court. “The March 25 decision about bail was wrong and a danger for the country. A review of the March 24 decision is requested.”
Law Minister notification
Fawad took over the charge after the issuance of the notification with the approval of Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday.
The seat of Law Ministry was vacant after the resignation of Farogh Naseem a few days ago, who quit the job after his party, MQM-P, had decided to part ways with the ruling PTI coalition.
Reporters Jamaluddin Jamali and Awais Kiyani