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Balochistan lawyers want contempt of court proceedings against Chaudhry Nisar Ali

08 March, 2017

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ISLAMABAD: The Balochistan's legal fraternity on Tuesday requested the Supreme Court to start contempt of court proceedings against Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan over his contemptuous remarks against Quetta Inquiry Commission (QIC). The commission was formed to probe the tragic incident at Civil Hospital Quetta that claimed 73 lives.

The Balochistan Bar Council and Balochistan High Court Bar Association submitted that they would, nevertheless, file a separate contempt application against the minister under Article 204 read with Section 3 and 4 of Contempt of Court Ordinance 2003.

Hamid Khan filed a 17-page reply to the objections raised by the Interior Ministry.

"Since such contemptuous act has been done none other than Minister of Interior himself, therefore, it is requested that he may kindly be proceeded against by this Hon'able Court to explain his position and held for contempt of court," the reply stated, adding that nevertheless a separate contempt application under Article 204 would also be filed.

"Instead of appreciating these commendable efforts and importance of the Report, the MOI under the directions of Ch. Nisar has made the said report controversial and that too without any cogent explanation or justification," it added.

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