LHC stops FIA from taking action against sister-in-law of Nawaz Sharif


LAHORE: The Lahore High Court on Monday restrained the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) from taking coercive measures against Ms Farah Aslam a first cousin/sister in-law of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif with regard to an inquiry into a Rs 220 million loan default.

The court sought replies from the FIA and administration of a private bank till December 7 and also restrained the FIA from taking any coercive measure against Ms. Farah Aslasm.

Ms. Farah Aslam, wife of Mian Muhammad Aslam had challenged a notice by a private bank that asked the FIA for an inquiry to determine whether a loan default of over Rs220 million by Brother Sugar Mills was willful. Petitioner counsel said that Ms. Farah had no relation with the sugar mills as it had already been sold in 2015 in light of a court’s order for the distribution of the Sharif family’s assets.

He pleaded that the FIA unlawfully implicated the petitioner in the ongoing sugar inquiries and bent upon taking action against the petitioner at the behest of the bank. He requested to declare as unlawful the impugned notice issued by the bank and the FIA as well.


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