FIA to 'lodge' cases against Imran Khan, PTI leaders

Insinuating statements against Army leadership are the grounds for the cases: Apart from party chief, Asad Umar, Fawad Chaudhry, Farrukh Habib and Ejazul Haq likely to be booked

By: News Desk
Published: 03:29 PM, 5 Nov, 2022
FIA to 'lodge' cases against Imran Khan, PTI leaders
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After getting directions from the Interior Ministry, the Federal Investigation Agency will register cases against seven top tier PTI leaders for making insinuating statements against the top military leadership in the country, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.

Sources revealed on Saturday that the investigating agency after taking stock of all legal aspects will register cases against the leaders of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf leaders for their insinuating statements against the state institutions.

The FIA has contacted the Law Ministry to seek their help on legal affairs. 

Sources were of the view that apart from PTI Chairman Imran Khan, the FIA could register cases against Asad Umar, Fawad Chaudhry, Farrukh Habib and Ijazul Haq. 

The cases would be lodged at different circles of the FIA, sources concluded.

The Pakistan armed forces on Friday while reacting to an earlier news conference of PTI Chairman Imran Khan requested the government to initiate legal action over defamation and false accusations.

In a statement, the military’s media wing Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) said the baseless and irresponsible allegations by the PTI chief against the institution and particularly a senior army officer are absolutely unacceptable and uncalled for.

The ISPR said the Pakistan army prides itself for being an extremely professional and well-disciplined organisation with a robust and highly effective internal accountability system applicable across the board for unlawful acts, if any, committed by uniformed personnel.

“However, if the honour, safety and prestige of its rank and file is being tarnished by vested interests through frivolous allegations, the institution will jealousy safeguard its officers and soldiers no matter what. The baseless allegations hurled at the institution/officials today are highly regrettable and strongly condemned,” the statement added.

The ISPR said no one will be allowed to defame the institution or its soldiers with impunity.

“Keeping this in view, the government of Pakistan has been requested to investigate the matter and initiate legal action against those responsible for defamation and false accusations against the institution and its officials without any evidence whatsoever.”

Reporter Tayyab Saif