LHC dismisses use of polygraph in memogate case...again

Published: December 29, 2011
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The review petition was filed by Barrister Javed Iqbal Jafree, who had also filed the initial petition. PHOTO: EXPRESS/ZAHOORUL HAQ

The review petition was filed by Barrister Javed Iqbal Jafree, who had also filed the initial petition. PHOTO: EXPRESS/ZAHOORUL HAQ

LAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Thursday dropped a review petition against it’s earlier order that dismissed a petition seeking the use of a lie detector for investigation into the memogate issue.

The review petition had been filed by Barrister Javed Iqbal Jafree, who had also filed the initial petition to consider the use of a polygraph.

A law officer told the court that it lacked jurisdiction over the petition as the Supreme Court of Pakistan is already hearing the memogate case.

Citing these grounds, Justice Umar Ata Bandail dismissed the review petition.

The court had dismissed the earlier petition because the petitioner’s counsel failed to convince the bench whether using a polygraph was a reliable method of discerning between truth and falsehood.

Barrister Jafree, in the initial petition, had named Interior Minister Rehman Malik, Opposition Leader in National Assembly Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan, Attorney General of Pakistan Maulvi Anwarul Haq and Cabinet Secretary Nargis Sethi as respondents.

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