Islamabad - The Islamabad High Court was yesterday moved seeking registration of FIR against Lal Masjid cleric Maulana Abdul Aziz, his wife Umm-e-Hassan and students of Jamia Hafsa for inviting Islamic State to take revenge the killing of Al-Qaeda Chief Osama bin Laden and Lal Masjid operation.

The petition was moved by a citizen Muhammad Jibran Nasir after his application for registering FIR was first not entertained by the Aabpara police station and then a lower court had also dismissed his application.

On March 29, an IHC bench had also turned down a similar kind of petition wherein a Karachi-based citizen Syed Khurram Zaki had filed a petition for registration of FIR against the same above said respondents for pledging allegiance to IS. IHC bench had dismissed the petition on the issue of locus standi.

In the current petition, Jibran Nasir has contended before the court that Jamia Hafsa female students through a video message have invited IS to avenge from Pakistan regarding killing of Bin Laden and Lal Masjid operation.

He argued that Lal Masjid cleric Maulana Abdul Aziz in another video had endorsed the version of his female students that tantamount a grave danger for the safety and security for Pakistan’s state.

The petitioner informed the court that he contacted Aabpara police in this regard but they refused to lodge the FIR. Later he filed an application before a civil court and on March 09 his application was dismissed. Therefore, he has prayed to the court to annul the civil court decision and direct police to register FIR in this matter.

Meanwhile, an IHC division bench comprising Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui and Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kayani rejected a bail plea of a Tawana Pakistan project director Aashiq Hussain and the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) authorities arrested him outside the courtroom.

Tawana Pakistan was a mega project of the Mir Zafarullah Khan Jamali government that was aimed at providing nutrition to the rural girls at schools at the 29 poverty stricken districts of Pakistan. 

A NAB prosecutor Adnan Tahir opposed the bail application and informed the court that Aashiq Hussain is allegedly involved in the embezzlement of 571 million rupees besides some other allegations.

Then, IHC division bench dismissed the bail plea and the accused was arrested outside courtroom.