IHC disposes of contempt petition against Aitzaz Ahsan

IHC disposes of contempt petition against Aitzaz Ahsan


IHC disposes of contempt petition against Aitzaz Ahsan

ISLAMABAD (Dunya News)-The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Tuesday disposed of contempt of court petition against senior lawyer Barrister Aitzaz Ahsan for his statement about state institutions.

Chief Justice Athar Minallah, during the preliminary hearing, remarked that if Pakistan Bar Council or any other bar had doubt about the impartiality of this court and If that was not the case, then why the court should pay attention to the irresponsible statement of anyone.

The ICJ Chief Justice remarked that the verdicts of this court would eventually decide that how much people trust it. This court wouldn’t seek unnecessary clarification from anyone, he added.

Justice Athar Minallah noted that a number of vlogs and news were run on a daily basis against this court but it had no affect on it performance of this court.

He said the contempt of court proceeding was not the solution to this problem.

Petitioner Capt. (retd) Muhammad Safdar said that the controversial statement was given by a senior lawyer who had been appearing before the courts for forty years. "We had full trust in the judicial system of the country," he added.

He said that the decision of this court—in which the detailed judgement was still pending—was criticised by Aitzaz Ahsan. The senior lawyer had given a statement against the judiciary and state institutions, he added.