Naeem Haider Panjotha arrested by FIA


Naeem Haider Panjotha – the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan’s lawyer – has been arrested by the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA).

According to the media reports, Naeem Haider Panjotha had gone to FIA headquarters as he was summoned for investigation in the social media posts of Judge Humayun Dilawar.

Sher Afzal Khan Marwat – the lawyer of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Inaf – said in a statement on the social networking website Twitter that Panjotha’s clerk had confirmed the arrest but it was not clear whether it was a formal arrest or not as the first information report cannot be registered directly and without permission of Islamabad High Court.

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The PTI Lawyer said that Naeem Panjotha has reportedly been arrested by FIA. He went to FIA headquarters to join the inquiry into Humayun Dilawar’s Facebook posts. He said that Panjotha’s arrest would unite the legal fraternity and would not stop the PTI chairman’s legal team from discharging their professional obligations.

It is to be noted here that FIA had launched an inquiry against Panjotha on the directions of the IHC and had directed him to appear before the inquiry team at the Cybercrime Reporting Centre in Islamabad today (Tuesday, August 8). The inquiry officer had asked Panjotha to clear his position in the interest of justice for a fair trial.