Lahore (08 October 2011) District & Sessions Judge Mujahid Mustaqeem in the capacity of Special Judge Banking Courts adjourned the hearing of Moonis Elahi’s acquittal petition in the NICL case till October 12. Moonis Elahi’s counsel Amjad Parvez addressing the Honourable Court that the FIR lodged by the FIA in the NICL case had no mentioning of Moonis Elahi and that all the prosecution witnesses presented by the FIA had also categorically denied giving any statement against his client.
The learned counsel requested the court to acquit his client on these grounds. On being invited for counter arguments, Chaudhry Muhammad Aslam the FIA prosecutor asked the court for more time to study the case as he had been recently inducted in the NICL case. The Honourable Judge gave him till October 12 to complete his findings. The Honourable Judge also directed the FIA officials to produce other witnesses if there were any on October 12. It should be borne in mind that the FIA officials in the previous hearing of the NICL case had asked the court for more time to produce fresh witnesses that at today’s hearing they had none to present. Moonis Elahi was brought amid tight security to the court where he was welcomed by an enthusiastic crowd comprising various Pakistan Muslim League’s leaders and workers.