SC stops JIT from further inquiry
ISLAMABAD: Supreme Court has stopped joint investigation team from advance inquiry till further order.
The stay order has been issued by the Supreme Court till August 2.
During hearing of Arsalan Ifitikhar case in Supreme Court, Zahid Bukhari on the part of Malik Riaz raised an objection over showing video in the court, adding that what is authenticity of the video. How the counsel for Arsalan Iftikhar came to know about this, Zahid consulted.
He advocated that this action has badly affected the case of his client.
At this, Justice Jawad S Khwaja while passing his remarks said that issuance of stay order till August would not create any colossal problem. Justice Khilji Arif while directing Zahid Bukhari said, “Let the court do its job. Please avoid uttering such words which may cause trouble for you.”
On the other hand, NAB’s Prosecutor General K K Agha while raising his objection on the video said that how Arsalan Iftikhar’s access to the Supreme Court video became possible. However, the Supreme Court rejected the objections raised by the Prosecution General and other actors.
The apex court said in its judicial order that the court noted the objections raised by the learned counsel Zahid Bukhari on the part of Malik Riaz. When the court issued prohibitory order, he also raised objections. The reply to these issues is very simple. The learned counsel is not conscious of the reality that the court had issued notices in this regard.