Imran challenges FIA summons in cypher audio leak inquiry
Requests LHC to stop the investigation agency from holding investigation into scandal
December 5, 2022 04:58 PM
Former prime minister and PTI Chairman Imran Khan has challenged FIA summons for him in the cypher audio leak scandal in the Lahore High Court, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.
The PTI chief on Monday moved to the Lahore High Court challenging the FIA’s summoning of him in a cypher audio leak scandal. He made the federal government, FIA and the investigation officer respondents in the case.
The petition says that Imran is an honest, respectable and renowned personality of the country. He has played an important part to shape the country’s politics into a new mold. His growing popularity has become a threat to other political powers.
As prime minister of Pakistan, Imran helped America during its troops’ pullout from Afghanistan.
The petition states that the FIA has started an inquiry into the cypher message and has summoned Imran on December 6 to record his statement. But the cypher inquiry has already been challenged in the Supreme Court.
The petitioner is of the view that the FIA has summoned him in a baseless inquiry in order to exact political revenge on him. He said that the gun attack on him in Wazirabad was also part of this political vengeance.
The petition states that no law has been followed while issuing the call-up notice.
The petitioner requested the court to set aside the cypher audio leak scandal inquiry after declaring it illegal and also stop the inquiry till final decision on the case.
Imran Khan to hold important meeting in Lahore
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan will preside over a meeting with Lahore-based assembly members, ticket holders and party officials this evening at his residence Zaman Park in Lahore, reported 24NewsHD TV channel on Monday.
The names of strong candidates for the upcoming general election will be considered in the meeting and Imran Khan will also seek opinion from party leaders regarding strong candidates.
Reporter Malik Ashraf and Fasihullah