Faizabad dharna case: Faiz Hameed denies conspiracy against the govt

Faizabad dharna case

ISLAMABAD: Former ISI Chief Lt-Gen (retd) Faiz Hameed has told the commission investigating the Faziabad sit-in case that he played no part in any conspiracy against the then Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz government in 2017.

The former spymaster was summoned by the panel — investigating the 2017 sit-in staged by the Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) — thrice but he failed to appear before it.

He was then sent a questionnaire by the commission to which he responded and stated that he held negotiations with the TLP on the directions of the government.

Testifying before the commission, he refuted allegations and clarified that his negotiations with the TLP were carried out on the government’s directives, according to sources.

The commission had summoned Faiz Hameed to record his statement through the Ministry of Defence.

Over 300,000 cases pending in KP courts

Chaired by Akhtar Ali Shah, the commission is conducting proceedings in Islamabad, with former IG Tahir Alam and Khushhal Khan also being part of the commission.

Earlier, summonses were issued to Faiz Hameed for appearance in December 2023, but he ignored them.

In November last year, the caretaker federal government constituted the inquiry commission for the implementation of the Supreme Court’s 2019 Faizabad verdict.

The probe panel was constituted on the orders of the Supreme Court of Pakistan under the chair of retired IGP Akhtar Ali Shah after the apex court rejected the fact-finding committee report constituted by the government.

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