KARACHI: Zain Jatoi ASC of The Law Practice of Jatoi & Company has advised Customs Intelligence and Intelligence Karachi of withdrawal of legal representation. Zain Jatoi will no more represent the Directorate as legal counsel.
This follows a compliant filed by Zain Jatoi’s firm before Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) regarding malignant, defamatory and contemptuous social media campaign on the behest of officers of Customs Intelligence and Intelligence.
In his notice to the Directorate, Zain Jatoi noted the case files of pending cases have already been returned to the Directorate and no fees is owed by Mr. Jatoi having never been paid any.
“It is in the department’s interest to arrange alternate legal representation,” Jatoi noted
In his complaint to FBR, Jatoi noted Director General Abdul Rasheed Shaikh was backing Superintendent Dost Muhammad in an assault on the system to tarnish and destroy businesses, reputations, statures and honor of innocent taxpayers, upright government officers, reputable individuals and, quite unfortunately, the law courts all alike.
“Having been the target/victim of Dost Muhammad, and his collaborators, for the crime of professionally representing my clients but ignoring him as an inconsequential, underperforming low-level functionary with diseased mind, he took my silence as a weakness and dared cross limits he ought to have, in the first place, looked away from, I have now decided to put my foot down and take the matter to the law courts as well as law enforcement to make this criminal, and his collaborators, face retribution and pay for crimes carried out long enough under the cloak of officialdom”.
Jatoi requested FBR to take measures to protect innocent taxpayers, upright government officers and reputable individuals from harassment and intimidatory tactics of Dost Muhammad restraining him from representing Customs/Directorate before any forum whatsoever; investigate the role of Shaikh in the illegal activities of Dost Muhammad as well as the reasons behind his support, backing and encouragement to the extent of defying the superior authority such as the FTO.