IHC seeks report regarding probe into Shireen Mazari’s arrest

By: News Desk
Published: 02:10 PM, 16 Jun, 2022
IHC seeks report regarding probe into Shireen Mazari’s arrest
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The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Thursday heard the petition filed for investigations into the arrest of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Shireen Mazari and sought a report from the National Assembly secretary by July 7 next, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.

Former federal minister Shireen Mazari and her daughter Iman Mazari Advocate appeared before the IHC along with their lawyer Ali Bukhari who presented in the court a notification for the formation of an inquiry commission to investigate the arrest of Shireen Mazari.

“Our objection is that the notification for the formation of the inquiry commission was issued on June 4 last,” Ali Bukhari adopted before the court.

“But, nothing has happened so far regarding the commission, nor have we been summoned for the purpose,” he added.

“There was also a request regarding the Terms of Reference (TORs) that the investigation of criminal proceedings should have been mentioned,” he stated.

Replying to the objections of lawyer Ali Bukhari, IHC Chief Justice Athar Minallah said: “We cannot supervise the commission, let them do their job. This court is of the opinion that the proceedings were not in accordance with the legal process. If you have any objections in future, you can file the petition again.”

The IHC chief justice questioned, “Has there been any report from the National Assembly speaker?” to which Deputy Attorney General Arshad Kayani replied: “No report has been given to me yet.”

At this, Justice Athar Minallah said, “Ali Wazir is still in jail. He is also a Member of National Assembly. When they (PTI) were in the government, they also put the members of the assembly in jail. Has there been any investigations into such incidents from the jurisdiction of this court?”

He further questioned, “Journalists were also lifted from within the limits of this court. Have they been investigated till date?”

Reporter: Ehtisham Kiyani