AJK Supreme Court dismisses ex-PM Tanveer Ilyas’ appeal

F.P. Report

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Azad Kashmir on Wednesday dismissed former AJK prime minister Sardar Tanveer Ilyas’ appeal against his disqualification by the high court.

During the hearing of the petition, Chief Justice Saeed Akram inquired of the petitioner’s lawyer why he wrote ‘Prime Minister Sardar Tanveer Ilyas’. Write him as former prime minister, the AJK top judge told him off.

The lawyer told the court sheepishly that it should be read and written as former.

The judge objected how the court could read what was not written in the text.

“He (Tanveer Ilyas) has been de-notified (by the election commission). This is Supreme Court, it’s not a joke,” Justice Akram rebuked the petitioner’s lawyers.

After this, the court dismissed former prime minister’s appeal.

The judge asked the lawyers to submit another appeal ‘we see whether we will entertain it or not’.

The Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) High Court Tuesday rejected the apology of prime minister Ilyas for his statements about the judiciary and disqualified him for contempt of court.

Both the AJK Supreme Court and High Court had summoned the prime minister for the hearing of a suo motu notice taken to seek clarification from him on his statement regarding the judiciary.

The AJK HC full court bench pronouncing its verdict disqualified Mr Ilyas from being a member of the legislative assembly for contempt of court.

Justice Chaudhry Khalid Rasheed read out the judgement of the AJK High Court full bench, sentencing the AJK premier till the rising of the court.