Buzdar approaches LHC seeking information on corruption inquiries against him

Former chief minister of Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar Khan moved Lahore High Court (LHC) on Friday to get information about the inquiries underway against him on corruption charges.

Buzdar said that despite several requests, the Anti-Corruption Establishment was not cooperating with him in providing him with accurate information.

The petition was filed in LHC’s Multan Bench and Buzdar asked the court to direct the government to provide him with all the information related to the potential cases of corruption against him so he could prepare his defence properly.

Buzdar also said that the officials allegedly were not cooperating with him as they needed permission from the chief minister to share such details with him. He requested the court to direct the people in charge to share all the data related to the inquiries against him and his family members.

The high court subsequently directed the law officer to get information from the chief secretary and assist the court in this case on June 14, 2022.

Buzdar’s petition seeking information regarding potential corruption cases against him came weeks after the Anti-Corruption Establishment arrested PTI stalwart Shireen Mazari in a decades-old corruption case. However, she was released after several hours on the orders of the Islamabad High Court.