FIA man rewarded for stymieing Shehbaz’s departure

Published May 25, 2021
This file photo shows PML-N President Shehbaz Sharif leaving the Lahore High Court. — INP/File
This file photo shows PML-N President Shehbaz Sharif leaving the Lahore High Court. — INP/File

LAHORE: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on Monday gave a cash reward to its official for stopping opposition leader and PML-N President Shehbaz Sharif from leaving the country for London.

According to the FIA, Lahore Director Mohammad Rizwan has handed over cash worth Rs10,000 and a commendation certificate to Inspector Rana Ijaz for discharging his professional duty at Lahore airport by stopping Shehbaz from leaving the country for London early this month as his name was on the provisional national identification list (PNIL).

The PML-N had blamed Prime Minister Imran Khan for ‘using FIA’ to create hurdles in the opposition leader’s departure despite the Lahore High Court’s (LHC) ‘clear order’ in this respect, terming the government’s action ‘contempt’ of the court.

Published in Dawn, May 25th, 2021

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