Sheikh Rashid moves court to avoid arrest by FIA
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Former interior minister and Awami Muslim League Chief Sheikh Rashid Ahmad has resorted to the Lahore High Court, Rawalpindi bench, seeking a court order to restrain the FIA from conducting raids to arrest him during the long march, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.
The AML chief on Saturday filed a petition in the LHC, Rawalpindi bench, requesting the court to restrain the Federal Investigation Agency from conducting raids in order to arrest him.
Sardar Abdul Razzaq Khan Advocate submitted the petition on his behalf.
In his plea, Sh Rashid has expressed his fear that at federal government’s behest, the FIA wants to arrest him and Rashid Shafiq in order to flop the long march.
He stated that more than 200 FIA sleuths boarding two big buses conducted raids in Rawalpindi without any reason.
As per the law, the FIA or police officials could not arrest a citizen without any reason and warrants, Sh Rashid has stated in his plea adding that the FIA’s raids and attempts to arrest him are against the basic rights as guaranteed in the Constitution of Pakistan.
The hearing on the plea is expected to be held on Monday since today (Saturday) the court was closed due to public holiday.
Reporter Usman Javed