Allegations against Saqib Nisar created a political storm

Allegations against Saqib Nisar created a political storm

The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Monday took cognizance of the news regarding the affidavit and summoned the editor-in-chief of The News, former Chief Justice GB, and others in person for Tuesday’s hearing.

According to The News

ISLAMABAD: A political storm has erupted after former Gilgit-Baltistan Chief Justice Rana Shamim’s claim against former Chief Justice of Pakistan Saqib Nisar that former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz were not granted bail before 2018. ۔ General election. Politicians on both sides of the aisle in the National Assembly were taking a hard line on the issue.

The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Monday took cognizance of the news regarding the affidavit and summoned the editor-in-chief of The News, former Chief Justice GB, and others in person for Tuesday’s hearing.

The bench directed Ansar Abbasi, Editor-in-Chief of National English Daily, Investigator Ansar Abbasi, and former Chief Justice Gilgit-Baltistan Rana Shamim to appear in person and explain why contempt of court proceedings are not taken. Action should be taken against them.

Later, IHC Chief Justice Athar Minallah also summoned IHC Journalists Association President Saqib Bashir and asked him to refrain from such reporting. The Chief Justice remarked that this court always respects freedom of expression. It would not be good to criticize the impartial decisions of this court. Justice Minallah remarked that the court expects the association to play its role in strengthening public confidence in the judiciary through quality journalism. He said that such news should not come on pending cases. He said the court would take the matter seriously. Later, the court issued a written order regarding the hearing on the remarks of the former judge regarding the cases of Maryam Nawaz and Nawaz Sharif. It said the registrar’s office drew attention to the news published by the English daily. He added that the news was related to a pending case.

The order states: “It is noted that the prosecution of any form of out-of-court proceedings which affects the proceedings and determination in the pending case, constitutes a criminal contempt.” The published report, at first glance, affects the proceedings and determination in a pending case and has the effect of obstructing the administration of justice and/or removing the cause of justice as any such affidavit is part of it. Not made. Court records.

“Publishing reports while a case is pending is the most serious form of insult. Similarly, the above-mentioned report, initially, is tantamount to scandalizing this court and undermining public confidence in the administration of justice in a pending case. ” He asked them to explain why contempt of court action should not be taken against them.

Meanwhile, Mian Javed Latif, chairman of the National Assembly’s Standing Committee on Information and Broadcasting, took note of the revelations made by Ansar Abbasi about the former Chief Justice of Gilgit-Baltistan and the former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. A case has been registered against Ansar Abbasi on the orders of the Supreme Court. Nawaz Sharif and Maryam Nawaz summoned former Chief Justice Saqib Nisar, former GB Chief Justice Rana Shamim, editor of The News, and editor of investigation Ansar Abbasi for their next meeting on November 22.

A meeting of the Standing Committee was held under the chairmanship of Javed Latif in which the Minister of State for Information Farrukh Habib also participated. During the meeting, Javed Latif said that an important issue to be discussed was how the former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court used his influence in the courts to get his preferred order against the Sharif family.

Javed Latif further said that Pakistan should not be run like this. He said that the country should run according to the constitution and law. He said that the statement of the former Chief Justice of GB was very important. He said that the hands of the country’s investigative agencies are tied to achieving the desired results. He said that people would have to answer their questions as to why Nawaz Sharif stayed abroad after the revelation of former Chief Justice GB.

On the other hand, the Sending Committee for Information and Broadcasting released the agenda of its November 22 meeting in which former Chief Justice Saqib Nisar and others were summoned.

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