The Sindh High Court (SHC) has stopped the brother of late pop singer Nazia Hassan, Zoheb Hassan, from giving statements against his late sister’s husband, Ishtiaq Baig. The court has ordered Zoheb to submit his reply in the damage claim notice filed against him by Mirza Ishtiaq Baig, ARY News reported on Tuesday.
As per reports, Zoheb Hassan has been directed to submit his response in Ishtiaq Baig’s one billion rupees damage claim notice after Zoheb leveled serious allegations on her 21st death anniversary.
The high court directed Zoheb Hassan to submit his detailed response by October 7. Zoheb Hassan has also been ordered to refrain from giving statements till the next hearing.
On August 13, singer Zoheb had alleged that his sister, pop star Nazia Hassan, believed she was poisoned by her husband Ishtiaq Baig.
Talking to local news channels, Zoheb had claimed that nine pages worth of testimony provided by an ailing Nazia during her last days, and attested by the British High Court, clearly reads that Nazia wanted a separation from her husband on grounds of ill-treatment.
According to Zoheb, Nazia’s burial was delayed for five months due to an ongoing murder investigation because of Nazia’s claim that her husband had been slipping arsenic in her food and tea.
The Disco Deewane vocalist passed away in August 2000 at the age of 35, presumably from lung cancer.