Audio leaks: IK files chamber appeal against SC registrar’s objections
October 31, 2022 04:14 PM
Former prime minister and PTI Chairman Imran Khan on Monday filed a chamber appeal in the Supreme Court (SC) against the objections raised by the SC’s registrar office to his petition, seeking investigation into the genuineness of recent audio leaks so that responsibility could be fixed and action could be taken against those responsible, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.
In the petition, the PTI chairman appealed to the SC to declare the registrar’s order, dated October 24, 2022, null and void, and fix his petition for the hearing.
Imran argued that in the light of the constitution, the objections could not be upheld because the official gave the order without looking into the facts.
The registrar office had, on October 24, 2022, returned Imran’s petition after raising objections.
The first objection raised was that the petitioner had not approached the concerned forum first.
The second objection was that the petition had not explained the matter of fundamental rights.
The ministries of interior, defence, information and information technology and the state institutions, Intelligence Bureau (IB), Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) and Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) had been made respondents in the petition.
Former prime minister had also pleaded to the court to order the government and the departments concerned to bring leaks of such audios to a halt.
He had also requested the court to declare the monitoring of the Prime Minister’s House and Office and leaking of audios illegal.