LHC restrains FIA from disciplinary action against Bashir Memon

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LAHORE: The Lahore High Court on Friday stopped the Federal
Investigation Agency (FIA) from disciplinary action against Bashir Memon.

The former FIA chief is facing three cases of fraud, money laundering and
human trafficking. Memon in his plea stated that despite giving a statement
to the FIA, a record of cases filed against him is not being provided.

Former director general (DG) Federal Investigation Agency Bashir Memon moved
Lahore High Court (LHC) against non-provision of record of three cases
against him.

He pleaded with the court to order FIA for the provision of cases’ record to
him. Following the plea, the LHC has summoned the law officer of the federal
government.

The Court while ordering the FIA to provide record of cases to Bashir Memon
adjourned the further hearing of the case until February 3.

Earlier this week, a Sessions court in Lahore had extended interim
pre-arrest bail of Memon till January 31. The court issued notice to the FIA
and ordered the accused to join the investigation.

The court also ordered the accused to submit 3 bail bonds of Rs 50,000 each.

An Additional Sessions Judge Naveed Anjum Salimi took up the bail petitions
of Bashir Memon filed by Mian Ali Ashfaq Advocate to avoid arrest. -Agencies