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  • PHC stops FIA from probing Asad Qaiser in prohibited funding case

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    The Peshawar High Court (PHC) on Thursday stopped the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) from investigating former National Assembly speaker Asad Qaiser in the prohibited funding case.

    The anti-corruption watchdog had summoned the PTI leader for questioning him today, but he refused to appear before the body as he had challenged their decision to summon him a day earlier.

    In a short order issued after today's hearing, the court prohibited the anti-corruption watchdog from investigating the ex-NA speaker till the next hearing.

    The court, in the order, asked the FIA what were the directions that the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has issued to the body regarding the probe.

    The PHC asked the FIA whether the federal government asked it to probe the PTI leaders. It also asked the FIA whether the probing under the Political Parties Order 2022 comes under the ambit of the body.

    The high court also asked the FIA whether the summoning of the former NA speaker was based on "malintent or whether it was politically influenced".