ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Monday adjourned the hearing of the Barrister Fahad Malik murder case till January 31.
A divisional bench of IHC comprising Justice Aamer Farooq and Justice Mohsin Akhter Kiyani heard the case against the removal of the Anti-Terrorism Act sections from the FIR.
During the course of proceedings, the counsel for the petitioner Asma Jahangir contended that Fahad Malik’s murder was a message for all legal fraternity and it has spread fear among all lawyers. No one was ready to become a witness due to the fear of gang mafia, she said.
She argued that the three citizens had given statements under section 161, but no one was ready to become a witness. Several cases including those related to terrorism were already registered with the three main accused nominated in the FIR, she said.
Asma Jahangir said Barrister Fahad was murdered deliberately to give a message to all lawyers.
After hearing the arguments from the petitioner’s counsel, the court adjourned the hearing of the case till January 31.