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Court orders officials to submit details of cases against Shibli Faraz

Court directed the NAB, Anti-Corruption Establishment and the provincial government to provide the details of all the cases

By Amjad Safi
February 27, 2024
Shibli Faraz — APP File
Shibli Faraz — APP File

PESHAWAR: The Peshawar High Court (PHC) has directed the relevant officials to submit within three days the details of the cases against Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Shibli Faraz.

A two-member PHC bench comprising Justice SM Attique Shah and Justice Waqar Ahmad heard the writ petition of the PTI leader seeking the details of the cases registered against him.

Inam Yousafzai appearing for the petitioner told the court that his client Shibli Faraz, who was a leader of the PTI, intended to appear before the relevant courts for which he had filed the petition so that he could be provided the details of all the cases.

Justice SM Attique Shah said that the court had ordered the petitioner at the last hearing to approach the relevant court. His lawyer said that they did not know about the number of total cases registered against the PTI leader. The deputy attorney general told the court that the federal government had registered no case against him.

Additional Prosecutor General National Accountability Bureau Mohammad Ali told the court that NAB would submit its reply at the next hearing as the bureau had not received any notice about the last hearing of the court.

The court directed the NAB, Anti-Corruption Establishment and the provincial government to provide the details of all the cases against the petitioner and adjourned the hearing till March 5.

Meanwhile, another PHC single bench of Justice Sahibzada Asadullah granted transit bail for 20 days to PTI-backed MNA-elect Sheikh Waqas Akram and directed him to appear before the relevant courts.

The bench ordered the police not to arrest him. The counsel for the petitioner told the court that his client was facing two cases of which one was related to terrorism. He said that the petitioner intended to surrender before the law, therefore, he was seeking transit bail. The court first granted him 10 days, but later extended it to 20 days at the request of his lawyer so that he could attend the maiden session of the National Assembly.