ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court on Tuesday gave Particular Advisor to Prime Minister Imran Khan on Information and Broadcasting Firdous Ashiq Awan till Saturday to submit a written rationalization on why she shouldn’t be convicted for contempt of court.
Awan had been served a contempt discover over her criticism of the high court’s determination to grant former premier Nawaz Sharif bail on medical grounds. After accepting her unconditional apology, the court docket served one other contempt discover and instructed her to submit a written rationalization.
The discover stated Awan “tried to offer an impression” that the IHC had prolonged “particular dispensation” to the previous premier. It additionally noticed that her October 29 assertion “quantities to prejudicing the pending proceedings”.
“By doing so, you prima-facie made an try and affect proceedings of a pending enchantment and acted with intent to thwart the course of justice and thereby dedicated legal contempt.”
Throughout the listening to, single-judge bench presided by IHC Chief Justice Athar Minallah was knowledgeable by Awan’s lawyer that the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chief had not submitted the written rationalization but.
Awan maintained she had not maligned the court in her 20-year lengthy political profession. She tendered one other unconditional apology.
Justice Minallah noticed that the high court was a goal of comparable critique in 2014 when it halted arrests of protesters by the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N). “A excessive court docket bar member filed an pressing enchantment on a vacation.”
The IHC chief justice stated the high court will comply with the regulation and never provide reductions to anybody. “Even a hardened legal deserves a good trial.”
An image of me with Supreme Court judges is being propagated as a gathering with PML-N members, stated Justice Minallah. “What does it imply when the federal government itself speaks of a deal? The federal government could let go however the judiciary gained’t.”
Adjourning the listening to until Monday, the excessive court docket gave Awan until Saturday to submit the written rationalization.