The Lahore High Court (LHC) has stopped the Federal Investigation Agency’s (FIA) orders summoning Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan in the cypher audio leak case from taking effect.
The petition challenging Imran Khan’s summons in the cypher audio leak incident was heard by Justice Asjad Javed Gharal of the Lahore High Court.
Imran Khan’s attorney contended that it was not stated in the FIA notice whether he was invited as an accused or a witness.
Justice Asjad Javed questioned whether an investigation had been done into how the audio leak occurred. The attorney stated that it was unknown how the recording was released in this regard.
The court ruled that there should be an investigation into this occurring regardless of whether or not everyone was involved in the audio leak investigation.
According to Imran’s attorney, the FIA was being utilized in cases for political reasons. Since this case might result in a formal complaint the FIA’s notice should be revoked immediately.
Imran Khan’s attorney also said that the FIA could not issue a notice in response to the court’s inquiry while the federal government’s attorney responded that the FIA should be called after receiving notice.
Later the court issued a notice to the FIA halting the execution of the FIA’s orders summoning Imran Khan in the cypher audio leak case and adjourned the hearing till December 19.