Tuesday, October 4, 2022

Mohsin Baig case: Govt will not refer file against judge

Mr. Khalid Jawed Khan, Attorney General of Pakistan, has stated that the federal government will not be sending a reference against the judge who rendered the decision in the Mohsin Baig case.

Khalid Jawed Khan stated that the federal government will not file a reference against the act of additional sessions judge Zafar Iqbal in the Mohsin Baig case, as had been previously reported.

According to him, a court of appeals might be filed against the decision of the additional sessions judge, who had declared the raid by the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) to arrest Mohsin Baig to be “illegal.”

Khan stated that the state has the right to file an appeal against the judge’s decision.

In response to an inquiry on the prior decision to file a reference against the judge, stated that the Advocate General of Islamabad had misunderstood the considerations.

The federal government announced yesterday that it would file a formal complaint against the additional sessions judge for declaring the raid by the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) to be ‘illegal’ and so leading to the detention of Mohsin Baig.

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Niazullah Niazi, the Advocate General of Islamabad, met with Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday, during which he informed the premier that the additional sessions judge in the Mohsin Baig case had issued his decision in haste and without complying with the legal criteria in the case.

Following the meeting, Niazullah Niazi stated that a formal complaint against the judge would be submitted as soon as possible. Among other things, he claimed that Mohsin Baig had brandished a gun at FIA and police officials, as well as threatened cops who were on duty. “Becoming a member of the media does not give someone the right to take the law into their own hands,” stated the advocate general of Islamabad.

On Wednesday, a district and sessions court in Islamabad decided that the raid on the home of journalist Mohsin Baig was illegal and upheld the decision.

The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) arrested Mohsin Baig after the government lodged a complaint about a conversation on a television channel’s show that involved the premier.

Mohsin Baiq has been accused of instigating an argument on a television show in which he made derogatory remarks about Prime Official Imran Khan and a federal cabinet minister.

Following the broadcast, the government filed a complaint with the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA), which acted quickly and arrested Baig for his central part in the entire argument.

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