Former Director-General of the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) Bashir Memon is back in the headlines!
The explosive revelations he made on a news show have opened a new pandora’s box in Pakistani politics.
While making an appearance on the Geo News program Ajj Shahzeb Khanzada Kay Sath, Mr. Memon has slapped series of allegations against the prime minister and his cabinet members.
Speaking in the programme, Memon said the law minister and the adviser wanted him to proceed against Justice Faez Isa on money laundering charges, but he refused because only the Supreme Judicial Council could do that.
He said that we went to the office of Forough Naseem, the law minister was also convinced that there should be an inquiry, I tried very hard to explain that it does not come in our TORs.
The former FIA chief added that he had not made any inquiries to date and that he could not, adding that he had referred to the law.
He said that the police is a law enforcement agency, how can it do illegal work against a judge, after consulting with the legal team, he also said that my position is right.
Bashir Memon also said that Pakistan has a constitution and a Supreme Court. As police officers, we have the experience that we cannot go into the rules and regulations of the judiciary.
“I had no choice, I thought I would go beyond my TORs,” he said. “Dr. Ashfaq thought I could do it.”
The former head of the FIA told the Prime Minister that you are a competent officer to start work. I said how can I do illegal work even against a judge?
He also alleged that the PM kept telling him how great it was that nobody ever challenged Muhammad bin Salman’s decisions in Saudi Arabia and that he should go see how things are done in that country rather than constantly talking about the constitution and law.
He has replied to PM that there is a monarchy in Saudi Arabia, there is democracy in Pakistan, not only arrest but also conviction.
The former FIA chief said that the government also wanted to make a case of treason against Khawaja Asif.
Farogh Naseem rejects Bashir Memon’s allegations
Bashir Memon’s interview is baseless and nonsense, Shahzad Akbar reacts
Adviser on Accountability and Admission Shehzad Akbar has termed the interview of former DG FIA Bashir Memon as baseless and nonsense.
He said that Bashir Memon was never called to the Prime Minister or to meet him on the issue of Qazi Faiz Issa. Neither the law minister nor he had any meeting with Bashir Memon on the issue.
Shehzad Akbar further added that Bashir Memon was never asked to initiate any case against any particular person. Only one case of mutiny was referred to the FIA by the federal cabinet
SAPM said he had instructed his lawyers to take legal action.