Faizabad Dharna: IHC shows annoyance over lack of progress in case, warns contempt proceedings

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ISLAMABAD: Islamabad High Court (IHC) showed displeasure over the government failure to submit responses on the Faizabad dharna (sit-in) and the Senator Raja Zafarul Haq-led committee report on Friday.

While hearing the case, Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui expressed displeasure after the government was failed to present Raja Zafarul Haq’s report and also on the defense secretary failure to submit the report regarding the agreement between the protesters and the government and why the army chief’s name was mentioned in it.

Arshad Kiyani, Deputy Attorney General informed the court that the report is incomplete because the signature of one member of the committee is not on the report therefore the report was not submitted.

The court directed the defense secretary was directed to resubmit the report at the next hearing.

During the hearing heads of different Intelligence agencies were also present in court today but failed to submit the required audio recording after which he was summoned again on Feb 12.

The judge warned that contempt proceedings will be initiated against officials for not complying with court orders.

Workers of a religious party had been protesting against the government at Faizabad Interchange of Islamabad for around three weeks in November last year, bringing the capital to a standstill.