In a recent development, the Ministry of Interior on Wednesday approved the issuance of red warrants for Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) stalwart Zulfi Bukhari in connection with the judicial complex attack case, which is registered under the Anti-Terrorism Act.
Following the ministry's approval of the red warrants, it directed the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) to get in touch with Interpol France.
The FIA has subsequently requested Interpol to issue red warrants for Zulfi Bukhari, who has been declared an absconder in the Golra police station case.
Sources privy to the development said that the government has commenced the proceedings for the red warrant issuance against the PTI leader, indicating a resolute pursuit of justice in the matter.
IHC takes notice
Meanwhile, the Islamabad High Court has taken note of petitions related to the audio leak involving Chairman PTI's wife, Bushra Bibi, and Zulfi Bukhari. These petitions have been merged with the ongoing case of Najamul Thaqib, which is already under hearing.
During the hearing of the case, Justice Babar Sattar of the Islamabad High Court issued a notice and adjourned the proceedings until September 18. The court deliberated on the legality of phone tapping, emphasizing that law enforcement agencies cannot be asked to disclose the source of the information obtained through such means.
Latif Khosa's position on phone tapping
On the other hand, Prominent lawyer Latif Khosa expressed concerns regarding the continuous surveillance of phone conversations, to which Justice Babar Sattar responded that such incidents are not uncommon.
The court raised an objection to Khosa's application, pointing out that it challenges an order and the term "harassment" is broad, suggesting the possibility of a contempt petition in the future.