PTI government is being vindictive against us: Justice (r) Iftikhar Chaudhry

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Former chief justice of Pakistan Justice (r) Iftikhar Chaudhry on Thursday rejected reports of alleged involvement of his son-in-law in the Eden Housing or Bahria Housing scams, claiming that his son-in-law was arrested by Interpol, and not by the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) as the government had earlier said.

“FIA has nothing to do with the case,” he said.

Earlier on Wednesday, Justice (r) Iftikhar Chaudhry’s son-in-law Murtaza Amjad was arrested from Dubai in a case regarding the multi-billion Eden Housing Society scam, which was termed as a “breakthrough” by the Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry.

Iftikhar Chaudhry insisted that Amjad had nothing to do with the Eden Housing scam as “he holds Canadian citizenship and does not come to Pakistan”. He alleged that the PTI government was “spreading propaganda” against him because he had challenged Prime Minister Imran Khan’s election in court.

The former chief justice further said that the high courts in Islamabad and Peshawar had already issued notices to PM Khan and he was also considering to file a disqualification case against the premier in an election tribunal.

Terming Fawad Chaudhry’s statements, who said the former chief justice had given “relief” to the owners of the housing society because they were the in-laws of his daughter, as lies and warned that he would file a case against the minister under Article 62.