FIA terms withdrawl of cases against PM Shehbaz Sharif and others as fake news, warns of legal action

A spokesperson for the FIA also said that they may legally proceed against those who have been involved in spreading fake and baseless news.

FIA terms withdrawl of cases against PM Shehbaz Sharif and others as fake news, warns of legal action

The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has termed the news that they have withdrawn cases against PM Shehbaz Sharif and his son as ‘fake.’

In a statement, the Agency said that the cases registered against the current PM, Punjab Chief Minister (CM) Hamza Shehbaz, and others have not been withdrawn. In fact, these cases will be continued in court, with the news hearing scheduled for 14th May 2022.

A spokesperson for the FIA also said that they may legally proceed against those who have been involved in spreading fake and baseless news. In a statement, they revealed that on 11th April 2022, the prosecutor of the case submitted his opinion-based application in court regarding a change of prosecutor wherein he was instructed to not appear on the prosecution’s behalf.

Furthermore, it added that the prosecutor had alleged that the Director-General of the FIA had asked him not to appear in court through the investigation officer.

A statement that the FIA released on FI said that on 11th April 2022, Mr. Sanaullah Abbasi was the DG FIA. However, the new PM had not taken oath yet. Tahir Rai was appointed as DG FIA on 22nd April 2022. The agency added that the change of prosecutor is a routine matter, and the government lawyer was changed several times during the PTI rule as well.

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