Contempt of Court: IHC orders Firdous to submit written explanation

Ghulam Murtaza Reporter

05th Nov, 2019. 11:16 am
IHC directs Firdous to submit written apology till Nov 11

Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Tuesday has directed Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting, Dr. Firdous Ashiq Awan to submit written reply in contempt of court case within six days.

According to the details, Firdous Ashiq had requested the court for a respite.

During the proceedings, the special assistant once again tendered her apology to the court which was rejected by the bench.

The court also refused to allow her to skip the case hearings.

She has been directed to reappear in IHC on November 11 with her written explanation.

Previously, 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.

Dr. Firdous said that the government is implementing a reform agenda to improve judicial system and ensure dispensation of speedy justice.

She said the government brought women inheritance law and code of civil procedure to ensure provision of property rights to women and decision of civil cases swiftly.

Earlier, IHC had issued contempt of court notice to Dr. Firdous for holding anti-judiciary press conference during which she said that a special hearing was conducted in evening to give relief to former PM Nawaz Sharif.

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