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Petition disposed of after Jhagra name removed from PNIL

By Bureau report
May 22, 2024
The Peshawar High Court building. — PHC Website/File
The Peshawar High Court building. — PHC Website/File

PESHAWAR: The Peshawar High Court (PHC) on Tuesday disposed of petition of former minister Taimur Salim Jhagra after his name was removed from the Provisional National Identification List (PNIL).

A division bench of the PHC comprising Justice Sahibzada Asadullah and Justice Wiqar Ahmad after hearing arguments from the parties disposed of the petition following the removal of his name from the PNIL.

Ali Gohar Durrani appeared for ex-minister and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leader Taimur Salim Jhagra while Deputy Attorney General Ubaidullah and Director (legal) Abdur Rahman represented the federal government and Federal Investigation Agency (FIA).

The petitioner had stated in his application that his name had been placed in the PNIL due to which he could not go abroad.He said that he was a peaceful and law-abiding citizen and had remained in key positions in the government.

He said that his name was placed in the PNIL because he was a leader of the government’s opposition party. He requested the court to order the relevant quarters to remove his name from the PNIL.