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PM Imran Khan didn’t point out Justice Qazi Faez Isa’s title: Bashir Memon

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PM Imran Khan (L) and former DG FIA Bashir Memon. Photograph: File
  • Memon reiterates PM did inform him to register circumstances in opposition to PML-N management.
  • Ex-DG FIA calls for judicial fee to probe his allegations.
  • Fawad Chaudhry says follow of accusing PM after which taking U-turns ought to finish.

Former DG Federal Investigation Company (FIA) Bashir Memon on Sunday clarified that Prime Minister Imran Khan didn’t point out Justice Qazi Faez Isa’s title throughout their transient assembly. 

Nonetheless, he clarified Federal Legislation Minister Farogh Naseem had talked about the decide by title. 

A couple of days in the past, Memon had levelled critical allegations in opposition to the federal government when he stated the prime minister had demanded he register treason circumstances in opposition to Maryam Nawaz, Khawaja Asif and e book different PML-N leaders in circumstances. This allegedly occurred when Memon was the DG FIA. 

He additionally clarified that Naseem and PM Imran Khan’s aide Shahzad Akbar wished him to register circumstances in opposition to Supreme Courtroom decide Justice Qazi Faez Isa. 

In an interview on Saturday evening, Memon clarified the prime minister by no means talked about Justice Isa’s title. 

“That is what I am saying,” Memon had stated in response to a query by the anchor. “In the brief meeting of two to three minutes, he did not talk about any particular case.”

When requested whether or not the premier had talked about Justice Isa by title, Memon replied within the damaging. He demanded the formation of a judicial fee to additional probe the matter, including that no matter verdict the fee would give, he would settle for it. 

Memon had additionally claimed he had informed regulation minister Farogh Naseem in his assembly with the minister that the prime minister had not requested him about Justice Isa; in any other case he would have defined to the premier that it was not the FIA’s job to e book circumstances in opposition to him and the Supreme Judicial Council was the precise discussion board to analyze the matter. 

The previous DG FIA stated he would have tried to elucidate to the prime minister the authorized points had he talked to him concerning the decide through the assembly.

Bashir Memon, nevertheless, claimed once more that the prime minister did ask him to register circumstances in opposition to political leaders which included Nawaz Sharif, Shahbaz Sharif, Maryam Nawaz, Hamza Shahbaz, Suleman Shahbaz, Khwaja Asif, Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, Rana Sanaullah, Khurshid Shah, Nafeesa Shah, Mustafa Nawaz Khokhar, Asfandyar Wali and a few officers together with Arsalan Iftikhar Chaudhry, and former NAB chairman Qamar Zaman Chaudhry.

About visits to Prime Minister’s Workplace, the previous DG stated the data of the primary entrance and the protocol workplace would verify what number of occasions he had visited the PM Workplace. Memon stated generally he needed to go to the PM Workplace thrice per week.

Reacting to Memon’s statements, Federal Minister for Data and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry stated the follow of blaming the prime minister for an offence, then working headlines on it and on the finish, taking a U-turn ought to finish. 

“If this issue is raised with the concerned news channel, media freedom is under threat and if the guest is asked to explain, the slogan of political victimisation is raised”, added Chaudhry. 

Memon’s claims

It should be recalled a few days ago, Memon, while speaking on the Geo News’ programme “Aaj Shahzeb Khanzada Kay Sath,” had alleged he was asked by the government to file cases against Supreme Court judge Justice Qazi Faez Isa and other Opposition leaders during his tenure as the FIA’s director-general.

Memon had claimed that Federal Minister for Law and Justice Farogh Naseem and the Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Accountability and Interior Shahzad Akbar had wanted him to proceed against Justice Isa on money laundering charges.

The former FIA chief had said that he had refused to do so as “the FIA had no grounds to take action, particularly because the matter pertained to a Supreme Courtroom decide.”

Memon had said he once had a meeting with the prime minister during which the premier lauded his services by saying that he is a “excellent officer” and told him to pursue cases against corrupt people.

The former DG FIA said he did not know at the time that he would later be asked to file a case against Justice Isa.

“It was in Akbar’s workplace that I obtained to know that the case PM Imran was referring to was to be filed in opposition to Justice Qazi Faez Isa,” Memon said. “I informed Akbar categorically that it was not potential for me to try this.”

The previous FIA chief stated he was then taken to the regulation minister’s workplace, saying that minister Naseem was additionally satisfied {that a} case in opposition to Justice Isa might be filed.

In keeping with Memon, Dr Ashfaque of the Federal Board of Income (FBR) was additionally current on the regulation minister’s workplace.

Memon claimed that Dr Ashfaque was in possession of some information which Naseem believed might be used to file a case in opposition to Justice Isa. Nonetheless, Memon stated he informed them point-blank that it was not potential for him to e book the Supreme Courtroom decide.

Naseem disagreed, stated Memon, including that he was of the view that the FIA and the FBR might cooperate and make a case in opposition to the decide on the idea of the info Dr Ashfaque had with him.

Naseem, in accordance with Memon, stated he would contest the case himself in courtroom.

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