On the Islamabad High Court’s order, the federal government has formed a commission to probe the arrest of former human rights minister and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Dr Shireen Mazari.
Mazari was arrested from her house in Islamabad on May 21 for her alleged involvement in a land encroachment case of a property in Rajanpur. The FIR of the case was registered against Mazari by the Anti-Corruption Unit in Dera Ghazi Khan on April 11.
The FIR had stated that the PTI leader had inherited land from her father Ashiq Muhammad Khan fraudulently. The agency had alleged that Mazari’s father had transferred, through bogus mutation, an 800-kanal land in favour of a bogus company.
“During the perusal of record, it revealed that land measuring 1,386 acres of Shireen Mehrun-Nisa Mazari was surrendered to provincial government through Land Commission. In mutation dated 05.07.1973, there is cutting and tempering,” the FIR had added.
A notification issued by the Cabinet Division today stated that the commission would review the investigation and allegations related to the arrest of Mazari and send its recommendations to the federal cabinet by July 4.
The commission will be headed by former law secretary Justice (retired) Shakur Paracha. Other members of the commission include former inspector general Dr Noman Khan and former federal secretary Dr Saifullah.
Moreover, a petition was filed for an investigation into the arrest of Mazari, in which the court sought a report from the National Assembly by July 7.
The court inquired whether there was any report from the speaker of the National Assembly, to which Deputy Attorney General Arshad Kayani replied that he has not received a report.