Hamiza Mukhtar vs Babar Azam, Lahore court orders FIA to file FIR against Babar

Hamiza Mukhtar vs Babar Azam

A Lahore court has directed the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) to file a case against Babar Azam, the Pakistan captain, on charges of blackmail and harassment.

Alongside Babar, charges include two other persons, filed by Hamiza Mukhtar; they stem from allegations Hamiza filed last year.

She had made allegations of harassment and exploitation against Azam in a press conference in 2020. She had approached a court at the time, which directed the police to investigate the case.

A petition filed by her claimed that she had been getting threatening messages on her Whatsapp, threatening her with dire consequences after she filed a case against the Pakistan captain

Lahore Session Court has ordered the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA)’s Cyber Crime Circle to register a FILE against Pakistan’s captain Babar Azam in a harassment case.

Judge Hamid Hussain gave this order on Thursday after a hearing in Lahore on a petition filed by Hamiza who claimed that she had been getting threatening messages on her WhatsApp with dreadful consequences after she filed a case against the Pakistan captain.

At the hearing, the FIA officials informed the court that after inquiring about the complaint filed by Hamiza they found one of the numbers used to threaten her belonged to Babar.

A copy of the court order

Hamiza has alleged that she was constantly receiving “threatening messages” from different mobile numbers on WhatsApp and those unknown persons also used to “threaten and blackmail her that they have her objectionable pictures and videos and will upload them on social media in order to harm her repute in society and ruin her life.”

“The Honourable High Court in a connected case has already restrained the police from registering the FIR,” Azam’s legal counsel Barrister Haris Azmat said. “The instant order has been passed without issuing a notice to Babar in violation of his fundamental rights of fair trial as guaranteed in the constitution.”

The PCB has not commented on the matter.

Babar Azam has already been in hot waters after criticizing the the decisions of Selection Committee.

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