SC tasks FBR with investigation into Swati’s assets


ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court (SC) Tuesday handed over investigation into Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) leader Azam Swati’s assets to the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR).
An apex court bench headed by Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar passed the orders during hearing of a suo motu case regarding the transfer of former Islamabad police chief Jan Mohammad.
The chief justice remarked, “we will not end the case against Azam Swati yet”. He said that the court would hear the case again once reports from police and other agencies were submitted.
Directing the current IG police Mohammad Aamir Zulfiqar Khan to meet him in his chambers, the chief justice said he had not yet registered a first information report (FIR) against the senator. “You are still maintaining your loyalties,” Justice Nisar said.
Swati’s counsel Ali Zafar informed the bench that his client had already resigned from his post. However, the chief justice remarked that he has only resigned from ministry, adding that in the detailed judgment the bench will include their opinion on the matter from the point of view of Article 62(1)(f).
“Is he eligible to remain a member of parliament now,” Justice Nisar wondered, noting that Swati’s name is still associated with the ministry.


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