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Khan admits reference against Justice Isa was a mistake

Former prime minister Imran Khan has accepted that filing a presidential reference against Justice Qazi Faez Isa was a ‘mistake’.

According to a news report, while speaking to Insaf Lawyers Forum days after being removed from the premiership, the former prime minister admitted his mistake.

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The agenda of this meeting was to activate the momentum of the party’s legal wing, as in the current scenario, they needed the help of lawyers.

The meeting comes as many of PTI’s social media activists have been harassed by the law enforcement agencies in the past days, and they thus required legal help.

According to the news report, the participants confirmed that Khan admitted that the reference against Qazi Faez Isa was a mistake and he was misguided about the facts.

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The report citing sources said that former attorney general for Pakistan, Khalid Jawed Khan, had convinced Khan that Justice Isa was an honest judge and he was misled in this case.

On the other hand, senior PTI leader Asad Umar today said that a petition would be filed against the harassment of PTI’s social media activists.

“PTI Islamabad District President Ali Nawaz Awan will file the petition through Advocate Chaudhry Faisal Hussain in Islamabad High Court today (Thursday),” said Umar.

The petition said that the IHC is being requested to immediately stop the unlawful and illegal raids and harassment of the party workers.

The petition further said that the actions of the FIA and police may be illegal, unlawful and unconstitutional.

Meanwhile, a judicial magistrate on Wednesday handed over a suspect to the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on a two-day physical remand for allegedly running a smear campaign against Pakistan Army and Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa.

As the hearing commenced, FIA officials produced suspect Shafqat Masood before the judicial magistrate and submitted that he was involved in running a social media campaign against the state institutions.

The FIA officials said the suspect created a number of social media accounts and targeted General Bajwa. They said he ran a campaign against the Pakistan Army on social media. They asked the court to grant his 14-day physical remand for interrogation, as the investigation into his other social media accounts was yet to be conducted.

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