IHC rejects plea to probe alleged ‘Threatening Letter’
ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) has rejected a petition seeking an investigation into alleged foreign conspiracy to change the regime of Imran Khan.
Chief Justice Islamabad High Court Athar Minallah heard the petition filed by Maulvi Iqbal Haider.
Petitioner Maulvi Iqbal Haider took the position that the opposition parties had filed a no-confidence motion against the Prime Minister on which Imran Khan first remained silent, then showed the threat letter and said that a conspiracy had been hatched against his government.
The petition states that the diplomatic cable has been denied by the US authorities, so the letter should be investigated, to which Chief Justice Athar Minallah said, “Why are you politicizing this issue?” This is the responsibility of the state, why did you come to court?
The Chief Justice asked, “What is your request to the court?” On which Maulvi Iqbal Haider said that relations with the United States have been damaged and therefore an investigation should be ordered into the matter. The Home Secretary is obliged to investigate the alleged letter. It was the responsibility of the federation to investigate the matter and take the matter to the International Court of Justice.
Maulvi Iqbal Haider took a stand that the names of Imran Khan, Fawad Chaudhry, Shah Mehmood Qureshi, Deputy Speaker Qasim Suri and former Ambassador of Pakistan to the US Asad Majeed should also be included in the stop list. IHC should order to send the complaint to the trial court for prosecution of serious treason against the persons concerned.
Maulvi Iqbal Haider said in the court that he had also approached the High Court in the treason case against General Pervez Musharraf and action was taken against Pervez Musharraf at my request, on which the Chief Justice said that Imran Khan was the elected Prime Minister do not compare him with Pervez Musharraf.
The court later reserved its decision on the admissibility of the petition, which it later dismissed.
Islamabad High Court Chief Justice Athar Minallah in a five-page judgment rejected the request for investigation into the alleged threat letter while the court also imposed a fine of Rs1 lac to the petitioner.