File Photo of Imran Khan

Syed Ali Shah:


The Balochistan High Court (BHC) on Thursday dismissed a petition seeking the quashing of the First Information Report (FIR) against the former prime minister, Imran Khan.

Syed Iqbal Shah Advocate and other lawyers had submitted a constitutional petition seeking the quashing of FIR against the former premier in the murder of senior lawyer Abdul Razzaq Shar Advocate.

Razzaq Shar Advocate was killed on June 6 in Quetta

Razzaq Shar Advocate was killed in a firing incident on Quetta’s airport road on June 6. Later Shar was petitioner seeking registration of treason case against the Chief of Pakistan Tehrik e Insaf (PTI), Imran Khan for dissolving the parliament. Siraj Ahmed Advocate, the son of Razzaq Shar Advocate nominated the former prime minister Imran Khan in the murder case of his father.

A division bench of the BHC comprising Chief Justice Naeem Akhtar Afghan and Mr. Justice Muhammad Amir Rana dismissed the petition. In their petition, Syed Iqbal Shah and other lawyers had demanded of the BHC to quash the FIR since the former premier had no involvement in the murder of the senior lawyer. They argued that the former premier was at the Islamabad High Court (IHC) and was being interrogated by a joint interrogation team (JIT).

FIR registered against Imran Khan in the Jameel Shaheed Police Station Killi Almas

The court observed that the FIR registered against Imran Ahmed Khan Niazi at the Jameel Shaheed Police Station Killi Almas cannot be quashed without any investigation. The bench further mentioned that the investigation is in progress and same cannot be throttled at this stage by this court either in the constitutional jurisdiction under article 199 of the Constitution or in exercise of inherent jurisdiction under section 561-A cr. C.P.

For the above reasons, the petition is dismissed here, the bench ordered.

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