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IHC reserved verdict on contempt of court case against Firdous Ashiq Awan-Ghulam Sarwar Khan

15 November, 2019

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The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Thursday reserved verdict on contempt of court case against Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan and Federal Minister for Aviation Ghulam Sarwar Khan.

During the hearing, Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan and Federal Minister for Aviation Ghulam Sarwar Khan submitted their unconditional apologies in the court. Aviation Minister Ghulam Sarwar said that he is a political worker and cannot think of insulting the judicial authorities.

Chief Justice of IHC Athar Minallah remarked that statement of cabinet members on under-hearing cases comes under contempt of court. Subsequently, the court has adjourned the hearing till November 25.

Previously, Dr Firdous had requested the IHC to separate her case from Ghulam Sarwar Khan’s matter, which was rejected by the chief justice. Ministers and special assistants are designated to re-establish nation’s trust on the government, remarked the IHC CJ. During the first hearing of the case, Chief Justice of IHC Athar Minallah had accepted Dr Firdous’ unconditional apology and directed her to prove that she didn’t intentionally malign judiciary in her statement. “You should have not combined politics with judiciary. You are not an ordinary personality. You are PM’s special assistant and such remarks coming from your side are regrettable,” he remarked.

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