IHC directs to allow Mohsin Baig to meet his lawyer

IHC directs to allow Mohsin Baig to meet his lawyer


ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Friday instructed relevant authorities to allow journalist Mohsin Baig to meet his lawyer.

During the hearing on pleas seeking dismissal of cases against the journalist, IHC Chief Justice Athar Minallah remarked that no one except the accused can file petition for case dismissal. We don’t know whether the accused wants dismissal of his case or not, the CJ stated.

Subsequently, the case hearing has been adjourned. 

Earlier in a briefing to Prime Minister Imran Khan, Attorney-General (AG) Niyazura Niazi said that the additional session judge in the Mohsin Baig case had hastily handed down the order and did not meet the legal requirements.

Islamabad Attorney General Nyazura Niazi visited Prime Minister Imran Khan and briefed him on the case of journalist Mosin Baig.

During the meeting, Advocate General Islamabad Niazullah Niazi told PM Imran, “Some elements are giving wrong color to the issue in opposition to PTI”. No one is above law. Mohsin Baig injured the FIA official, he added.

The AG went on to say that Mohsin Baig fired at the police and FIA personnel and threatened them.

Prime Minister Imran Khan said the law was equal for all, adding that the opposition had no agenda to criticize the government.

He said constructive criticism would benefit the Pakistan Justice Movement (PTI) government. “The opposition is launching criticism of the government without any agenda,” he added.

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