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Hassaan Niazi’s licence restored

July 19, 2021

LAHORE: The Punjab Bar Council (PbBC) Saturday restored the legal practicing licence of advocate Hassaan Khan Niazi, nephew of Prime Minister Imran Khan, earlier suspended on a complaint of the counsel of a widow of former governor of Balochistan Nawab Akbar Bugti, who also got a FIR registered against him.

Niazi appeared before the executive committee of the PbBC. The committee restored his licence as advocate Ayaz Butt, the counsel of Ms Shahzadi Nargis, the widow of Bugti, withdrew his complaint. PbBC secretary also issued a notification in this connection and sent the same to the district & sessions judge of Lahore, senior civil judge and the Lahore Bar Association’s president.

Talking to media, Niazi said he stood vindicated against the false accusations of a ‘mafia’. He announced to initiate proceedings against the woman for registering a bogus FIR against him. He alleged that the inspector general of police had ordered registration of a fake case against him.

Islampura police had registered a case on the complaint of Ms Nargis, who accused Niazi of attacking her when she appeared before a sessions court to secure bail in a cybercrime case registered by the FIA. Nargis further alleged that Niazi and his accomplices first abused her in the presence of her lawyer and then tried to strangulate her with an intention to take her life.