LAHORE - Lahore High Court yesterday dismissed for being non-maintainable the petition of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaaf seeking implementation of Supreme Court judgment in Asghar Khan Case.

LHC Chief Justice Syed Mansoor Ali Shah passed the order observing that the people in Asghar Khan case belonged not just to Punjab but to different parts of the country. Therefore, it was not the jurisdiction of the high court. The CJ asked the lawyer to approach the SC for its implementation. 

Fayyaz Mehr advocate of PTI had filed the petition saying that the SC announced verdict in Asghar Khan case in 2012. The SC ordered Federal Investigation Officer to hold inquiry into distribution of Rs 140 million among the politicians during the elections of 1990.

The petitioner said the SC had also ordered it to proceed against the politicians found involved in corruption of this scandal. He said that according to that scandal, PM Nawaz Sharif also took his share to topple the then PPP government.  He said but unfortunately, the federal government and FIA were playing their roles as silent spectators. The petitioner prayed the court to order the federal government to implement judgment of Asghar Khan case and bring the responsible to justice.

LHC dismisses bail plea

of BZU director

”A Lahore High Court division bench on Monday dismissed bail application of Bahauddin Zakariya University’s (BZU) Distance Learning Programme Director Ishaq Fani over corruption charges. The bench direkted the petitioner to approach LHC Multan bench for the purpose.

The bench headed by Justice Mirza Viqas Rauf heard the petition. The petitioner had submitted that he feared arrest by National Accountability Bureau Multan on charges of corruption. He submitted that allegations levelled against him were baseless and he was not involved in any corruption. He pleaded the court to grant bail before arrest.

 NAB had initiated an inquiry against Dr Ishaq Fani and others over charges of illegal appointment of staff, embezzlement of funds in purchase of books and accumulation of assets beyond known sources of income.