LHC suspends sessions court order to lodge case against Babar Azam

Dunya News

Hamiza Mukhtar alleged Babar Azam of harassing and blackmailing her.

LAHORE (Dunya News) – The Lahore High Court (LHC) has on Monday suspended the order of a sessions court to lodge case against Pakistan skipper Babar Azam while issuing notices to Hamiza Mukhtar – who alleged the cricket of harassing and blackmailing her – and other parties in the case.

Babar Azam’s counsel maintained in his petition in the LHC that the order to file case is against the Cyber Crime Rules 2018 and it should be suspended until the final verdict is issued pertaining to the matter. The request was approved by the court.

It is pertinent here to mention that a sessions court in Lahore had ordered the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) to register a case against Babar Azam on charges of harassment and blackmail after Hamiza Mukhtar moved the court.

The accuser Hamiza Mukhtar also claimed that Babar Azam’s family made an offer of Rs 2 million as hush money through a third party. She submitted all records and a mobile phone to the FIA after the agency requested them for forensics.