SC moved for medical check-up of Faisal Abidi
08 August, 2012
ISLAMABAD: An application was filed in the Supreme Court on Tuesday to form a medical board consisting of psychologists and psychiatrics to examine the mental health of PPP Senator Faisal Raza Abidi.
According to the application, Abidi had severely criticised the judiciary, particularly Chief Justice of Pakistan Iftikhar Chaudhry in TV talk shows recently.
Advocate Dr Aslam Khaki has filed the petition under Order XXXIII Rule 6 of the Supreme Court against Abidi for holding a press conference and TV programmes to ridicule the judiciary.
On August 6, the Pakistan People's Party (PPP) issued a show-cause notice to Senator Faisal Raza Abidi over the press conference.
The petitioner said that if the senator is diagnosed psychologically ill then he should be treated and confined in a mental hospital until he recovers.
He also said that in the past, Dr Sher Afgan NiazI, a former federal minister, also made such statements, maligning the judiciary to please his 'political master'. Khaki said further at that time he had submitted a similar petition before the Supreme Court for Niazi's mental examination.