The Lahore Excessive Court docket (LHC) has suspended the session court docket’s order to lodge a harassment case towards the nationwide cricket group’s captain, Babar Azam. The court docket’s order got here throughout as we speak’s listening to of a petition filed by Babar Azam’s counsel, Barrister Haris Azmat, on the excessive court docket.
Earlier on Thursday, periods and district court docket in Lahore had instructed the Federal Investigation Company (FIA) to file a case towards the nationwide captain on fees of harassment and blackmail.
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The ruling got here in response to a petition filed by Hamiza Mukhtar, the girl who had beforehand blamed Babar Azam for fornication along with her consent on a promise of marriage.
Hamiza contended earlier than the court docket that she has been receiving threatening messages from unknown numbers. The FIA, upon inquiry, traced a type of numbers to be registered below the identify of Muhammad Babar Azam and a lady named Salema bibi.
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Throughout the listening to earlier as we speak, Babar’s lawyer had contested that the court docket’s order was towards the cricketer’s primary human rights because it was issued in his absence.
The trial court docket didn’t hear Babar Azam’s place earlier than submitting the case. Petitioner Babar Azam is harmless; he seeks justice from the court docket.
The court docket summoned plaintiff Mukhtar, asking her to current her case herself or by her lawyer. The court docket additionally sought a reply from FIA cybercrime inside two weeks.