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‘Charming’ anchor Shifa brings fellow journalist Toor on FIA radar

shifa yousafzai plea against asad toor

By Irum Saleem

Hum TV anchorperson Shiffa Yousafazi’s plea against Youtuber Asad Toor is taken up in the court and the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) is directed to look into her allegations.

Toor is recently tortured by unidentified men for speaking against national institutions and maligning different people on his vlog.

In such vlog Toor allegedly maligned the beauty of Hum TV questioning that “Shifa Yousufzai plagiarized … write columns of someone in her name…what a shame for her”.

Yesterday he Islamabad High Court (IHC) allowed the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) to investigate a complaint against Asad Ali Toor filed by a female Shiffa Yousaufazi.

plea against asad ali toor by shifaz yousaf zai take up in islamabad high court

IHC Chief Justice Athar Minallah observed that the court has never stopped FIA from investigation but suspended the notice issued to Toor since it was issued without proper procedure. The observation came during the hearing of the petition filed by Toor seeking suspension of notice issued to him in another case pertaining to ‘defaming’ the institution.

The IHC Chief Justice Athar Minallah was hearing two identical petitions of Toor filed against summoning him in two different cases related to his vlogs and social media updates.

The first petition was taken up on May 7 and IHC Chief Justice has suspended the notice issued to Toor by the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA).

Advocate Jawad Hussain Adil, counsel for Ms Yousafzai, informed the court that since the court had suspended the notice, FIA had stopped investigating the matter.

ihc directed fia to probe asad ali toor filed by shifa yousafzai

When the court inquired from the FIA about the progress, its assistant director replied that since the court had suspended the notice, the FIA did not proceed in this matter.

Justice Minallah reminded him that the court never stopped the investigating agency from performing lawful tasks or completing investigations.

He remarked that the court had suspended the notice since it was apparently issued without completing the formalities. Moreover, there was no reason mentioned in the notice for which it was served to Toor.

As per the complaint of Ms Yousafazi, Toor has recently uploaded three videos, one after the other, wherein he has made bizarre allegations against the complainant which are based on frivolous grounds, weak assumptions and mala-fide intentions.

It said that the defamatory remarks do not in any way correspond with the existing ground realities and are indeed ill founded and are being propounded with mala fide intention of maligning the complainant’s name and reputation.

Shifa also listed the links to all three videos as well as the transcripts with the complaint.

Justice Minallah advised the FIA to proceed on the complaints filed under the Prevention of Electronic Crime Act (Peca) in accordance with the law.

“The complainant has to establish its case before the investigating agency first, and then the investigating officer may issue notice to the accused,” he said.

However, in certain cases, the complaints were filed by a third person, he added.

Another complaint against the vlogger was based on the complaint of a citizen Fayyaz Mehmood Raja. The complainant pointed out that he was perturbed to see vlogs and tweets of Toor since these were against the national institutions.
Shifa’s program is widely watched on Him TV reportedly because of her looks.
Islamabad police are still looking for those who tortured Toor. PAK DESTINY

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