Sh Rashid challenges ACE summons in LHC

By: News Desk
Published: 04:44 PM, 14 Jul, 2022
Sh Rashid challenges ACE summons in LHC
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Former interior minister Sheikh Rashid on Thursday filed a petition in the Lahore High Court (LHC), challenging the summons issued to him by the Anti-Corruption Establishment (ACE), reported 24NewsHD TV channel. 

In the petition in which he made the Punjab chief secretary, Punjab home secretary, DG Anti-Corruption and others respondents, Rashid said he had inked an agreement with 

Royal Residencia for the sale of 149-kanal of land he owned in Attock district of Punjab for Rs670 million. “The owner of the housing society paid me Rs100 million in advance, while the remaining Rs570 million was paid to me by February 23, 2022,” he said in his petition, and added that by no means the agreement was illegal.   

“By selling the piece of land, which I had declared in my Income Tax return, I did not do anything ‘illegal’,” he said, and added that the ACE was not justified in initiating an inquiry against him. “Hence the summons issued to me in which I have been asked to appear at the ACE, Lahore office tomorrow (July 15, 2022) be declared null and void, and that the anti-corruption department should also be barred from harassing me,” he prayed to the court.

Reporter; Malik Ashraf