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Fraud case against Fawad adjourned

By Khalid Iqbal
January 28, 2024

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad District and Sessions Court has set February 10 for the indictment of former federal minister Fawad Chaudhry in a fraud case.

Former Federal Minister Fawad Chaudhry can be seen in this image. — Geo.tv/File
 Former Federal Minister Fawad Chaudhry can be seen in this image. — Geo.tv/File

Fawad Chaudhry’s lawyers Qaiser Imam and Mirza Asim Baig appeared in court.

Lawyer Qaiser Imam said that he has recently taken on the case and that time is needed to review the file.

Additionally, Fawad filed a request to appear in court without handcuffs. His lawyer argued that Fawad is a counsel of the Supreme Court and has been a minister, so he should not be handcuffed. The judge remarked that these factors set Fawad apart from other prisoners.

The lawyer mentioned that his client was sometimes presented in court with his face covered and sometimes handcuffed. This becomes the headline news in the media, and all this is done to humiliate him. He said that he would present various court decisions demonstrating that the purpose of handcuffing is to prevent the accused from escaping. Moreover, in the subcontinent, handcuffing is used for humiliation. The lawyer declared that Fawad Chaudhry will be representing them in the assembly tomorrow. In response, the judge said that he would look into the matter and issue a suitable order. The court adjourned the hearing of the case until February 10.