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Audio leaks case: IB, FIA, PTA heads told to satisfy IHC why contempt proceedings shouldn’t be initiated against them

Court has declared that the applications that objected to Justice Babar Sattar were based on mala fide intentions

By ONLINE
May 05, 2024
A view of Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) building in Islamabad on Jan. 22, 2020. — AFP
A view of Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) building in Islamabad on Jan. 22, 2020. — AFP

ISLAMABAD: In a significant development in the audio leaks case, the Islamabad High Court has issued preliminary notices to the heads of the Intelligence Bureau (IB), Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) and Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) on the matter of contempt of court.

The high court has told the IB director general (DG), FIA DG and PTA chairman to satisfy the court over why it should not initiate contempt proceedings against them.

The court has declared that the applications that objected to Justice Babar Sattar were based on mala fide intentions. The applications filed by the PTA, FIA, IB and Pemra have been rejected and the applicant authorities slapped with a fine of Rs500,000 each.

The high court ordered that the officers who authorised the applications should pay the fines from their personal money.