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IHC suspends FIA order to place Shahbaz Gill, others on no-fly list

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ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court on Tuesday suspended the Federal Investigation Agency’s (FIA) order putting the names of Former PM aides Shahbaz Gill, Shahzad Akbar and four others on the “stop list”, ARY News reported.

Former SAPM Shahbaz Gill and Shahzad Akbar filed the petition in IHC through their counsels pleading with the court to order the removal of their names from the Federal Investigation Agency’s (FIA) stop list.

The petitioners maintained that the foreign travel ban placed by FIA is illegal as no cases or inquiries were underway against them. The plea asked the Islamabad High Court (IHC) to immediately remove FIA’s “illegal” travel ban.

The IHC also suspended the ban against former principal secretary Azam Khan, Imran’s ex-focal person on digital media Dr Arslan Khalid, and Mohammad Nafees Gohar.

The court also sought a reply from the interior secretary and the FIA chief and adjourned the hearing till Wednesday.

It is pertinent to mention here that the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) had placed the names of six key aides of former PM Imran Khan on a stop list.

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The names include; Prime Minister’s former principal secretary Azam Khan, ex-special assistant to PM on political communication Shahbaz Gill, ex-adviser to PM on interior and accountability Shahzad Akbar, Director-General Punjab Gohar Nafees, and DG Federal Investigation Agency Punjab Zone Mohammad Rizwan.

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) social media head Dr. Arsalan Khalid’s name has also been added to the stop list, sources added.

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