ACE Director booked for giving protocol to Dost Mazari gets relief from LHC
By Malik Ashraf
December 17, 2022 12:18 AM
The Lahore High Court on Friday sought a written explanation for the absence of the Director Intelligence Anti-Corruption Punjab on Dec 21 regarding a petition filed by Dr Bilal Saroya.
According to 24NewsHD TV channel, the Anti-Corruption Establishment (ACE) Punjab registered a First Information Report (FIR) on November against its own director Dr. Bilal Saroya, for “interfering in government affairs.”
It is alleged that he was involved in giving undue protocol to former Deputy Speaker Punjab Assembly Dost Muhammad Mazari.
Dr Muhammad Bilal Saroya, Director Research, Development and Training challenged the FIR in the court.
On Friday, Justice Ali Zia Bajwa hearing the case asked the law officer about the respondent. He replied the court that the case was found out today.
The court directed him to make a phone call to the officials to appear before the court within half an hour. However, after half an hour, the court expressed its displeasure that no anti-corruption officer appeared before the court and directed that a written explanation should be submitted for the non-appearance of the director of vigilance at the next hearing.
Advocate Jawad Yaqub Ch, the counsel for Dr Bilal contended the court that the office of the petitioner was sealed and he was not being allowed to work.
Justice Ali Zia Bajwa while directing the law officer said how the petitioner can be stopped from working if he is not wanted in any other case.
Then the court asked the petitioner to go to the office and work, if there is any obstacle then inform the court. The court adjourned further hearing of the case till December 21.