Hearing of Sandal Khattak’s petition against FIA adjourned

By: News Desk      Published: 12:05 PM, 31 Mar, 2020
Hearing of Sandal Khattak’s petition against FIA adjourned

A local court in Lahore on Tuesday adjourned the hearing of petition seeking an inquiry against the FIA filed by TikTok sensation Sandal Khattak for two weeks as her lawyers failed to appear for the proceedings.

Her lawyers were supposed to give their arguments before an additional sessions judge.

In her petition, Khattak had accused the FIA of harassment and sought a court intervention, saying the agency issued notices to her on Oct 28 and Nov 5 last year in some unknown inquiry.

She said the FIA had not informed her about the reasons, complaints and case, adding that the notices to appear in person were being issued to her repeatedly.

Asking the court to order the FIA to stop harassment, Khattak said she was Pakistani citizen and a TikTok star, and had not been involved in any illegal activity.

However, the FIA later informed the court that the inquiry was initiated after Mubasher Lucman registered a complaint with the agency’s cybercrime wing for allegedly uploading “fabricated and false” videos about him on social media.

Last week, a court in Lahore sought a report from police on their inability to register a case against Hareem Shah and Sandal Khattak despite the earlier orders.

Both Khattak and Hareem Shah became a social media sensation for their controversial videos.

Last year, she had expressed full support to Shah after the latter was embroiled in a controversy pertaining to a video shot at the Foreign Office.

“In my opinion there shouldn’t be any inquiry at all as she did nothing wrong by recording the video,” she had told a private TV channel. “Anyone can go and meet politicians of their liking.”

However, Shah has been “threatening” to share more videos of some influential personalities.